12–14 March 2014 • Bergen, Norway
A software conference for the whole team
Half-day workshop - in English
Come along to get up and running with your first Map/Reduce job in R, and learn about a language that is elegant, complicated and just plain strange all at once. Unless you happen to have a degree in statistics, in which case everything will make sense. Once up and running with a simple example we will build on that to do more advanced analysis of a larger data sets, in order to gain some valuable insight.
You will learn the basics of R, and how to emulate a map/reduce job locally in order to set up and debug it. You will learn how to run a map/reduce job via the amazon console, for both a scripted and a packaged version of R, and you will also learn how to bootstrap your cluster to make sure it is has the packages and tools you need.
You will need to bring a computer. To get up and running fast, you should preferably pre-install R and RStudio. You should also have set up an Amazon AWS account beforehand. Note that we will be running on paid instances, and your creditcard will be charged a few dollars for the session.