[Pharo-project] [squeak-dev] GSoC application submitted, 22 ideas collected
lenglish5 at cox.net
Fri Mar 9 21:09:54 EST 2012
A binding to R would be relatively trivial, I think. A binding to
iGraph would be a bit more challenging and would allow for things like
using Connectors to directly create/define iGraph data structures and
use iGraph's API to modify their behavior.
On 3/9/12 6:07 PM, Hernán Morales Durand wrote:
> Name: A binding to R
> Level: Advanced
> Possible mentor: ?
> Possible second mentor: ?
> With the increased popularity of high-level statistical programming
> language and environments for data analysis like R, a way to interface
> this package is becoming a must have for Smalltalk, since it
> implements complex and unrivalled statistical techniques for data
> manipulation and presentation, like Analysis of Variance, Covariance,
> Time Series, Generalized Linear Models, Additive Models, Non-linear
> Regressions, Tree Models, Multivariate Statistics, etc. besides the
> many mathematical functions, which are used in fields from economics
> to medicine and engineering. It is estimated that R posseses about 2
> million of users worldwide and more than 2000 add-ons and increasing
> everyday through repositories like CRAN and Crantastic.org
> Technical Details
> The student should know or be motivated to learn statistics with the R
> environment and language, and its fundamental workflow: importing and
> preparing the data, and finally running the analysis, and presenting
> the results. Dealing with R sessions and presentation of results (like
> vectors and plots) will be challenging too.
> Benefits to the Student
> The student will gain invaluable experience from two complementary
> environments, and his experience with the interface technology choosed
> will be useful for the many projects where Smalltalk needs help from
> external systems.
> Benefits to the Community
> The goal of this project is to build a wrapper to interface R, an open
> source statistical programming language, providing a whole range of
> missing functionality to Smalltalk. This binding could complement the
> R environment where a general programming environment is needed,
> attracting many statisticians, and will open Smalltalk to
> domain-specific areas as diverse as Clinical Trials, Finance and
> Machine Learning.
> 2012/3/9 Janko Mivšek <janko.mivsek at eranova.si
> <mailto:janko.mivsek at eranova.si>>
> Dear Smalltalkers,
> We just submitted the application to this year GSoC, now let we wait
> with fingers crossed for Google until next Friday to decide. I
> think we
> have quite some chance, specially because we collected and very well
> described 22 project ideas:
> There is still a time for ideas, so if someone has still half finished
> one, please finish and publish it. Also authors of ideas please
> check if
> your idea is put correctly on above page.
> Best regards
> Janko and Carla
> Carla F. Griggio, Janko Mivšek
> Smalltalk GSoC Admin Team
> Hernán Morales
> Information Technology Manager,
> Institute of Veterinary Genetics.
> National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET).
> La Plata (1900), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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