[R] Insightful Announces: "R and S-PLUS- Panel Discussion" at 9th Annual 2005 User Conference

From: Michael O'Connell <moconnell_at_insightful.com>
Date: Tue 18 Oct 2005 - 03:35:09 EST

Event: 2005 Insightful User Conference

Dates: Oct 26-27, 2005

Location: Princeton, NJ

URL: http://www.insightful.com/news_events/2005uc/ for details on pricing, hotel accommodations and to register for this event.  

The Insightful 2005 User Conference is being held October 26th-27th in Princeton, NJ. This year's conference focuses on the techniques and methodologies pivotal to the increased demand for statistics in business organizations. The conference program will include presentations by S-PLUS experts from market-leading companies such as Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Amgen, and MCI.  

Of particular interest to subscribers to r-help is the panel discussion on future plans for compatibility between S-PLUS and R. The panel discussion is on the topic "Ensuring Compatibility and Portability Between the Two Prime Dialects of the S Language". Martin DeBono from Insightful will moderate a panel of experts in both S-PLUS and R to discuss plans for a common packaging system and tools to make it easy to convert R packages to S-PLUS. There will also be broader discussion about how the users of each dialect can coordinate efforts to create a vibrant community focused on the continued advancement of the S Language.

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