R in corporate enivroments (finance depts.)

Walter Djuric

A short presentation, on the potential and real life uses of R (and RStudio) in a typical business (ie Accounting) department in a large Austrian financial institution.
Common pitfalls (mostly linked to infrastructure problems eg firewalls, non-admin user-rights, AV software, etc) are discussed and a short overview of tactics for coping with these challenges is given (eg set up a local CRAN, package building so that R newbies can utilize it, enhanced .Rprofiles, etc).

You can find the html slides/pages of his presentation here.

NLP in R

Florian Schwendinger

Florian held a very informative hands-on presentation and talk on Natural language processing (NLP).

You can find the slides here.