Posts Tagged ‘international comparisons’
The World Bank has opened access to a flagship dataset that was mostly closed. Until recently, only a fraction of the thousand-plus data series that comprise the World Development Indicators (WDI) were available to non-paying customers in advanced economies. As of April 10, 2010, the World Bank has opened access to the complete dataset.
A bit of shameless self-promotion! I will be presenting my work on trade cartograms at UseR! 2010. I’ll update this with a link to the abstract when it is listed there.
Earlier this year I posted on the use of cartograms to visualize dyadic trade flows.
useR! 2010, the R user conference, will take place at the Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from 2010-07-21 to 2010-07-23. Pre-conference tutorials will take place on July 20.
- R as the `lingua franca’ of data analysis and statistical computing,
- providing a platform for R users to discuss and exchange ideas how R can be used to do statistical computations, data analysis, visualization and exciting applications in various fields,
- giving an overview of the new features of the rapidly evolving R project.
As for the predecessor conferences, the program consists of two parts:
- invited lectures discussing new R developments and exciting applications of R,
- user-contributed presentations reflecting the wide range of fields in which R is used to analyze data.
A major goal of the useR! conference is to bring users from various fields together and provide a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas: both in the formal framework of presentations as well as in the informal part of the conference in Gaithersburg.
Prior to the conference, on 2010-07-20, there are tutorials offered at the conference site. Each tutorial has a length of 3 hours and takes place either in the morning or afternoon.