# Re: [R] 2 Courses Near You - (1) Introduction to R/S+ programming: Microarrays Analysis and Bioconductor, (2) R/Splus Fundamentals and Programming Techniques

From: Jari Oksanen <jarioksa_at_sun3.oulu.fi>
Date: Wed 14 Jun 2006 - 17:17:43 EST

On Tue, 2006-06-13 at 21:34 +0200, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> ... and again I wonder which courses are "near". This leads at once to
> the question: "which metric is in use?".
Possibly this:

```### Great Circle distances
### Use different sign to N and S, and to E and W
### (does not matter which sign)
### Lat and long must be in degrees + decimals (sorry)
```
"globedis" <-

function(lat0, lon0, lat1, lon1, km = TRUE) {

phi0 <- pi/180*lat0
phi1 <- pi/180*lat1
lambda <- pi/180*(lon0 - lon1)
delta <- sin(phi0) * sin(phi1) + cos(phi0) * cos(phi1) * cos(lambda)     delta <- acos(delta)
dist <- 60*180/pi*delta
dist <- dist %% 10800
if (km)

dist <- 1.852 * dist
dist
}

Which says that Boston is nearest to my office (6100km). The other alternatives are Baltimore 6720km, Chicago 6800km, Raleigh 7050km and San Francisco 8240km.

In more practical metric of flight time, Baltimore is closest (OUL - BWI 12h55min), but Boston and Chicago are not much further away (OUL - BOS 14h00min, OUL-CHI 14h15min).

cheers, jari oksanen

> Probably some football related
> metric: FIFA WM takes place in Dortmund and commercials say something
> like "the world is our guest" ...
> Now, let's escape from football to Austria and Vienna's useR!2006
> conference!
>
> Uwe Ligges
>
>
>
> elvis@xlsolutions-corp.com wrote:
> > XLSolutions Corporation (www.xlsolutions-corp.com) is proud to announce:
> >
> > (1) Introduction to R/S+ programming: Microarrays Analysis and Bioconductor
> >
> > *** San Francisco / July 17-18, 2006 ***
> > *** Chicago / July 24-25, 2006 ***
> > *** Baltimore / July 27-28, 2006 ***
> > *** Raleigh / July 17-18, 2006 ***
> > *** Boston / July 27-28, 2006 ***
> > http://www.xlsolutions-corp.com/RSmicro
> >
> > (2) R/Splus Fundamentals and Programming Techniques
> >
> > *** San Francisco / July 10-11, 2006 ***
> > *** Houston / July 13-14, 2006 ***
> > *** San Diego / July 17-18, 2006 ***
> > *** Chicago / July 20-21, 2006 ***
> > *** New York City / July 24-25, 2006 ***
> > *** Boston / July 27-28, 2006 ***
> >
> > http://www.xlsolutions-corp.com/Rfund.htm
> >
> > Ask for group discount and reserve your seat Now - Earlybird Rates.
> > Payment due after the class! Email Sue Turner: sue@xlsolutions-corp.com
> > Interested in our Advanced Programming class?
> >
> > (1) Introduction to R/S+ programming: Microarrays Analysis and Bioconductor
> >
> > Course Outline:
> >
> > - R/S System: Overview; Installation and Demonstration
> > - Data Manipulation and Management
> > - Graphics; Enhancing Plots, Trellis
> > - Writing Functions
> > - Connecting to External Software
> > - R/S Packages and Libraries (e.g. BioConductor)
> > - BioConductor: Overview; Installation and Demonstration
> > - Array Quality Inspection
> > - Correction and Normalization; Affymetrix and cDNA arrays
> > - Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes
> > - Visualization of Genomic Information
> > - Clustering Methods in R/Splus
> > - Gene Ontology (GO) and Pathway Analysis
> > - Inference, Strategies for Large Data
> >
> >
> >
> > (2) R/Splus Fundamentals and Programming Techniques
> >
> > Course outline.
> >
> > - An Overview of R and S
> > - Data Manipulation and Graphics
> > - Using Lattice Graphics
> > - A Comparison of R and S-Plus
> > - How can R Complement SAS?
> > - Writing Functions
> > - Avoiding Loops
> > - Vectorization
> > - Statistical Modeling
> > - Project Management
> > - Techniques for Effective use of R and S
> > - Enhancing Plots
> > - Using High-level Plotting Functions
> > - Building and Distributing Packages (libraries)
> > - Connecting; ODBC, Rweb, Orca via sockets and via Rjava
> >
> > Email us for group discounts.
> > Email Sue Turner: sue@xlsolutions-corp.com
> > Phone: 206-686-1578
> > Visit us: www.xlsolutions-corp.com/training.htm
> > Please let us know if you and your colleagues are interested in this
> > class to take advantage of group discount. Register now to secure your
> > seat!
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Elvis Miller, PhD
> > Manager Training.
> > XLSolutions Corporation
> > 206 686 1578
> > www.xlsolutions-corp.com
> > elvis@xlsolutions-
> >
> > 2 Courses - (1) Introduction to R/S+ programming: Microarrays Analysis and Bioconductor
> > (2) R/Splus Fundamentals and Programming Techniques
> > Interest in our R/Splus Advanced Programming? Email us for upcoming courses.
> >
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Jari Oksanen -- Dept Biology, Univ Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
email jari.oksanen_at_oulu.fi, homepage http://cc.oulu.fi/~jarioksa/

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