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Legend: Washington State Convention Center = CC, Sheraton Seattle = S, Grand Hyatt = GH and The Conference Center = TCC
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CE_23C Tue, 8/11/2015, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM S-Grand Ballroom B
Software Engineering for Statisticians (ADDED FEE) — Professional Development Continuing Education Course
ASA , Section on Bayesian Statistical Science
Statisticians are increasingly being employed alongside software engineers to make sense of the large amounts of data collected in modern e-commerce, Internet, retail, and advertising companies. This course introduces a number of best practices in writing statistical software taught to computer scientists, but which is seldom part of a statistics degree. Revision control tools, unit testing, code modularity, structure, readability, and the basics of computer architecture and performance will be covered. A few examples of real R code written in a commercial environment will be shared and discussed to illustrate some of the problems of moving from working alone or in a small group in an academic setting into a team in a large commercial setting (the course is mostly language agnostic, but R will be used in some examples).
Instructor(s): Murray Stokely, Google

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