[R] Data Expo 2006 (off-topic)

Paul Murrell p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz
Thu Sep 8 23:39:05 CEST 2005


This is to let R folks know about the Data Expo that is being run by the 
ASA Sections on Statistical Graphics, Statistical Computing,
and Statistics and the Environment for JSM 2006.

This competition provides a data set of geographic and
atmospheric data from NASA and entrants are asked to provide
a graphical summary of the important features of the data set.
The emphasis is on graphical display, but the data set has
time series, spatial, and multivariate features that allow the
focus to be directed in a number of different ways.

Entries will be presented in a poster session at JSM 2006 and
the best entries will receive cash prizes totalling $1700
plus NASA merchandise.  Student and group entries are encouraged.

It would be good to see some R-based entries!

For more information, please see the Data Expo web site

Paul Murrell
(on behalf of the Data Expo organising team)
Dr Paul Murrell
Department of Statistics
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
New Zealand
64 9 3737599 x85392
paul at stat.auckland.ac.nz

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