The UCLM hosts one of the largest meetings of specialists in programming with R

The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) celebrates yesterday and today at the Palace of the Counts of Valdeparaíso de Almagro (Ciudad Real) the third edition of the R4EDI ‘R for Business, Teaching and Research’ Congressorganized together with the R-Quixote association, and the University of Alcalá (UAH).

At the opening of the congress, the prize was awarded for the best final work on programming in the R language.

Inaugurated by the rector of the Castilla-La Mancha University, Julián Garde, the congress aims to promote the advancement of knowledge and use of the R programming language and the development of the profession in all its aspects, especially research, teaching and business, in addition to promoting the study and dissemination of knowledge related to Statistics, Data Analysis and related fields. R programming is a type of programming language with free and interpreted software that allows the development of statistics and graph measurement tools.

The congress, coordinated by the professors of the Business Administration and Mathematics departments of the UCLM, Diego José Pedregal and Víctor Manuel Casero, respectively, brings together experts who will discuss topics as varied as the use of R in the press, in medicine, tools for the visualization of complex information, data science, text mining, analysis of depopulation in the region and many others.

Coinciding with the first of the sessions, the congress presented the Award for the Best TFG/TFM that has made use of R (free software for Statistics), sponsored by the International Association of Applied Economics (ASEPELT), which has been awarded in Judith Sadday Muñoz Calcerrada for the TFG ‘Experimental design: advanced study on the GE Box helicopter’. Works carried out at different universities and on topics as diverse as analysis of player profiles in a casino have been submitted for this award. on-linecredit risk in loans, the determinants of corruption from a territorial perspective, mercury levels in fish in the Valencian Community, walkability in the city of Granada or burnout syndrome, among others.

The congress is financed by the Cortes of Castilla-La Mancha and sponsored by the International Association of Applied Economics (Asepelt), R-Consortium and the UCLM. In addition, it has the collaboration of the University of Alcalá, the Almagro City Council, the Master in Data Science & Business Analytics of the UCLM and R-Quixote.

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