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R Summer School

September 25-27, 2017, Vorau (Austria)

… just after the MOVISS (Mountain Village Science Series) meeting on Bio&Data (from Sep. 21-24)

Aims of the course
The software environment R is not only one of the most important computing environments in statistics, but also in many other areas it became the standard computing tool. Nowadays, R is taught in various courses at universities, or it is used for statistical computations in practice. Often, however, people do not have knowledge about using R for more advanced tasks, like parallel computing, advanced graphics, reporting with R, etc. The goal of this summer school is to learn more about these features of R, that will be of great help for analyzing more complex data, as we find them nowadays in many fields.

About the R Summer School
This R Summer School is intended for PhD students, junior researchers, and lecturers at universities. Participants are expected to have a good background in statistics and a strong interest in statistical computing. This event is supported by the OeAD (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research) through the IMPULSE program CDAMCSS (Computer Data Analysis and Modeling for Complex Stochastic Systems), the IASC-ERS (International Association for Statistical Computing – European Regional Section), and the center Computational Complex Systems (COCOS) of TU Wien.

Organizing committee


  • Matthias Templ (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland)
  • Alexander Kowarik (Statistics Austria)
  • Gerhard Nachtmann (KNAPP Systemintegration GmbH and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
  • Richard Rentrop (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Georg Heiler (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Fabian Schröder (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Peter Filzmoser (Vienna University of Technology)

Sponsors and Supporters:

Additional Supporters:

Statistics Austria Vienna University of Technology UNIDO UNIDO