I spent last week at the Strata 2015 Conference in San José, California. As always, Strata made for a wonderful conference to catch up on the latest developments on big data and data science, and to connect with colleagues and friends old and new. Having been to every Strata conference since the first in XXXX, it's been interesting to see the focus change over the years. While past conferences have focused on big data and data science software (and to be sure, Hadoop, Spark, Python and R all got plenty of mentions this year), the focus has shifted to more of the applications and impacts of data science.
If you couldn't attend yourself, many of the keynote presentations are now available online. Follow the links below to watch a few of my favourites:
President Barack Obama introduced the DJ Patil, the US Government's new Chief Data Scientist (and even cracked a half-decent stats joke). DJ reviewed the advances in Data Science over the past four years, with a focus on the rise of open data and current and future open government initiatives.
Solomon Hsiang gave an inspirational presentation on using statistical analysis to quantify influence of climate change on conflict. This research was also the topic of a recent New York Times op-ed. The meta-analysis was conducted with R, and you can find the replication data and scripts here.
Eden Medina shared some lessons learned from a fascinating episode in computer history, when the Chilean government created Project Cybersyn in 1971 to create what we'd today call an economic dashboard, using only an obsolete mainframe and a "network" of Telex machines.
Joseph Sirosh described an interesting (and surprising) data science application in dairy farming: using pedometers on cows to detect when they are in heat, and even to influence the sex of their offspring.
Jeffrey Heer showed some examples of good and not-so-good data visualizations, and how he applied recent research in visual perception to the visualization tools in Trifacta.
Alistair Croll made some thought-provoking predictions about our future technological lives, including that digital agents may one day become the start of a new species.
That's just a sampling of the many keynotes from the conference. You can watch many of the others at the link before.
Strata + Hadoop World: Feb 17-20 2015, San Jose CA
by Joseph Rickert
Learning to effectively use any of the dozens of popular machine learning algorithms requires mastering many details and dealing with all kinds of practical issues. With all of this to consider, it might not be apparent to a person coming to machine learning from a background other than computer science or applied math that there are some easy to get at and very useful “theoretical” results. In this post, we will look at an upper bound result carefully described in section 2.2.1 of Schapire and Freund’s book “Boosting, Foundations and Algorithms” (This book, published in 2012, is destined to be a classic. During the course developing a thorough treatment of boosting algorithms, Schapire and Freund provide a compact introduction to the foundations of machine learning and relate the boosting algorithm to some exciting ideas from game theory, optimization and information geometry.)
The following is an example of a probabilistic upper bound result for the generalization error of an arbitrary classifier.
Assume that:
Define E_{t}, the training error, to be the percentage of misclassified samples and E_{g}, the generalization error, to be the probability of misclassifying a single example (x,y) chosen at random from D.
Then, for any d greater than zero, with probability at least 1 - d, the following upper bound holds on the generalization error of h:
E_{g} <= E_{t} + sqrt(log(1/d)/(2m)) where m is the number of random samples (R)
Schapire and Freund approach this result as a coin flipping problem, noting that when a training example (x,y) is selected at random, the probability that h(x) does not equal y can be identified with a flipped coin coming up heads. The probability of getting a head, p, is fixed for all flips. The problem becomes that of determining whether the training error, the fraction of mismatches in a sequence of m flips, is significantly different from p.
The big trick in the proof of the above result is to realize that Hoeffding’s Inequality can be used to bound the binomial expression for the probability of getting at most (p - e)m heads in m trials where e is a small positive number. For our purposes, Hoeffding’s inequality can be stated as follows:
Let X_{1} . . . X_{m} be independent random variables taking values in [0,1]. Let A_{m} denote their average. Then P(A_{m} <= E[A_{m}] - e) <= exp(-2me^{2}).
If the X_{i} are binomial random variables where X_{i} = 1 if h(x) is not equal to y, then the training error, E_{t} as defined above, is equal to A_{m} , the number of successes in m flips. E[A_{m}] = p is the generalization error, E_{g}. Hence, the expression in defining the bound in Hoeffding’s Inequality can be written:
E_{g} >= E_{t} + e.
Now, letting d = exp(-2me^{2}) where d > 0 we get the result ( R ) above. What this says is that with probability at least 1 - d,
E_{t} + sqrt(log(1/d)/(2m)) is an upper bound for the generalization error.
A couple of things to notice about the result are:
The really big assumption is the one that slipped in at the very beginning, that the training samples and test samples are random draws from the same distribution. This is something that would be difficult to verify in practice, but serves the purpose of encouraging one to think about the underlying distributions that might govern the data in a classification problem.
The plot below provides a simple visualization of the result. It was generated by simulating draws from a binomial with a little bit of noise added, where p = .4 and d = .1 This represents a classifier that does a little better than guessing. The red vertical line marks the value of the generalization error among the simulated upper bounds. The green lines focus on the 10% quantile.
As the result predicts, a little more than 90% of the upper bounds are larger than p.
And here is the code.
m <- 10000 # number of samples p <- .4 # Probability of incorrect classification N <- 1000 # Number of simulated sampling experiments delta <- .1 # 1 - delta is the upper probability bound gamma <- sqrt(log(1/delta)/(2*m)) # Calculate constant term to upper bound Am <- vector("numeric",N) # Allocate vector for(i in 1:N){ Am[i] <- sum(rbinom(m,1,p) + rnorm(m,0,.1))/m # Simulate training error } u_bound <- Am + gamma # Calculate upper bounds plot(ecdf(u_bound), xlab="Upper Bound", col = "blue", lwd = 3, main = "Empir Dist (Binomial with noise)") abline(v=.4, col = "red") abline(h=.1, col = "green") abline(v= quantile(u_bound,.1),col="green")
So, what does all this mean in practice? The result clearly pertains to an idealized situation, but to my mind it provides a rough guide as to how low you ought to be able to reduce your testing error. In some cases, it may even signal that you might want to look for better data.
by Joseph Rickert
Apache Spark, the open-source, cluster computing framework originally developed in the AMPLab at UC Berkeley and now championed by Databricks is rapidly moving from the bleeding edge of data science to the mainstream. Interest in Spark, demand for training and overall hype is on a trajectory to match the frenzy surrounding Hadoop in recent years. Next month's Strata + Hadoop World conference, for example, will offer three serious Spark training sessions: Apache Spark Advanced Training, SparkCamp and Spark developer certification with additional spark related talks on the schedule. It is only a matter of time before Spark becomes a big deal in the R world as well.
If you don't know much about Spark but want to learn more, a good place to start is the video of Reza Zadeh's keynote talk at the ACM Data Science Camp held last October at eBay in San Jose that has been recently posted.
Reza is a gifted speaker, an expert on the subject matter and adept at selecting and articulating the key points that can carry an audience towards comprehension. Reza starts slowly, beginning with the block diagram of the Spark architecture and spends some time emphasizing RDDs, Resilient Distributed Data Sets as the key feature that enables Spark's impressive performance and defines and circumscribes its capabilities.
After the preliminaries, Reza takes the audience on a deep dive of three algorithms in Spark's machine learning library MLib, gradient descent logistic regression, page rank and singular value decomposition and moves on to discuss some of the new features in Spark release 1.2.0 including All Pairs Similarity.
Reza's discussion of Spark's SVD implementation is a gem of a tutorial on computational linear algebra. The SVD algorithm considers two cases, the "Tall and Skinny" situation where there are less than about a 1,000 columns and the "roughly square" case where the number of rows and columns are about the same. I found it comforting to learn that the code for this latter case is based on highly reliable and "immensely optimized" Fortran77 code. (Some computational problems get solved and stay solved.)
Reza's discussion of the All Pairs Similarity, based on the DIMSUM (Dimension Independent Matrix Square Using MapReduce) algorithm and a non-intuitive sampling procedure where frequently occurring pairs are sampled less often, is also illuminating.
To get some hands-on experience with Spark your next steps might be to watch the three hour, Databricks video: Intro to Apache Spark Training - Part 1.
From here, the next obvious question is: "How do I use Spark with R?" Spark itself is written in Scala and has bindings for Java, Python and R. Searching for a Spark demo online, however, will most likely turn up either a Scala or Python example. sparkR, the open source project to produce an R binding, is not as far along as the other languages. Indeed, a Cloudera web page refers to SparkR as "promising work". The SparkR GitHub page shows it to be a moderately active project with 410 commits to date from 15 contributors.
In SparkR Enabling Interactive Data Science at Scale, Zongheng Yang (only a 3rd year Berkeley undergraduate when he delivered this talk last July) lucidly works through a word count demo and a live presentation using sparkR with RStudio and a number of R packages and functions. Here is the code for his word count example.
SparkR Word count Example
Note the sparkR lapply() function which is an alias for the Spark map and mapPartitions functions.
These are still early times for Spark and R. We would very much like to hear about your experiences with sparkR or any other effort to run R over Spark.
by Nick Elprin
Co-Founder Domino Data Lab
"R Notebooks" use the IPython Notebook UI to run R (rather than Python) in notebook cells, giving you an interactive R environment hosted on scalable servers, accessible through a web browser. This post describes how and why we built our "R Notebooks" feature.
Our product, Domino, is a platform that facilitates the end-to-end analytical lifecycle, from early-stage exploration, through experimentation and refinement, all the way to deploying or "operationalizing" a model. Among other things, Domino makes it easy to move long-running or computationally intensive R tasks onto powerful hardware. In our cloud-hosted environment, you can choose any type of Amazon EC2 machine you want to use; or if you deploy Domino on-premise in your enterprise, you can configure your own hardware tiers.
Domino was working great for users who wanted to run R scripts, but we had many users who also wanted to work interactively in R on a powerful server, without dealing with any infrastructure setup. I'll explain how we built our solution to this problem, but first, I'll describe the solution itself.
We wanted a solution that: (1) let our users work with R interactively; (2) on powerful machines; and (3) without requiring any setup or infrastructure management. For reasons I describe below, we adapted IPython Notebook to fill this need. The result is what we call an R Notebook: an interative, IPython Notebook environment that works with R code. It even handles plotting and visual output!
So how does it work?
Like any other run in Domino, this will spin up a new machine (on hardware of your choosing), and automatically load it with your project files.
Any R command will work, including ones that load packages, and the system
function. Since Domino lets you spin up these notebooks on ridiculously powerful machines (e.g., 32 cores, 240GB of memory), let's show off a bit:
By interleaving code, comments, and graphics, the Notebook UI provides a great way to create and preserve a narrative about the analysis you're doing. The friendly UI also makes notebooks accessible to less technical users, letting you share your work with a broader audience.
Domino adds other nice features to your notebook sessions: each session is preserved as a snapshot, so you can get back to any past result and reproduce past work. And because Domino hosts all your notebooks (and data, and results) centrally, you can share your work with others just by sending a link
Our vision for Domino is to be a platform that accelerates work across the entire analytical lifecycle, from early exploration, all the way to packaging and deployment of analytical models. We think we're well on our way toward that goal, and this post is about a recent feature we added to fill a gap in our support for early stages of that lifecycle: interactive work in R.
Analytical ideas move through different phases:
Exploration / Ideation. In the early stages of an idea, it's critical to be able to "play with data" interactively. You are trying different techniques, fixing issues quickly, to figure out what might work.
Refinement. Eventually you have an approach that you want to invest in, and you must refine or "harden" a model. Often this requires many more intensive experiments: for example, running a model over your entire data set with sevearl different parameters, to see what works best.
Packaging and Deployment. Once you have something that works, typically it will be deployed for some ongoing use: either packaged into a UI for people to interact with, or deployed with some API (or web service) so software systems can consume it.
Domino offers solutions for all three phases, in multiple different languages, but we had a gap. For interactive exploratory work, we support IPython Notebooks for work in Python, but we didn't have a good solution for work in R.
Stage of the analytical lifecycle | |||
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1. Explore / Ideate | 2. Experiment / Refine | 3. Deploy / Operationalize | |
Requirements | Interactive environment | Able to run many experiments in parallel, quickly, and track work and results | Easily create a GUI or web service around your model |
Our solution for R |
Gap to address |
Our bread and butter: easily run your scripts on remote machines, as many as you want, and keep them all tracked | Launchers for UI, and RServe powering API publishing |
Our solution for Python |
IPython Notebooks | Launchers for UI, and pyro powering API publishing |
Since we already had support for spinning up IPython Notebook servers inside docker containers on arbitrary EC2 machines, we opted to use IPython Notebook for our R solution.
A little-known fact about IPython Notebook (likely because of its name) is that it can actually run code in a variety of other languages. In particular, its RMagic functionality lets you run R commands inside IPython Notebook cells by prepending your commands with the %R
modifier. We adapted this "hack" (thanks, fperez!) to prepend the RMagic modifying automatically to every cell expression.
The approach is to make a new ipython profile with a startup script that automatically prepends the %R
magic prefix to any expression you evaluate. The result is an interactive R notebook.
The exact steps were:
pip install rpy2
ipython profile create rkernel
rkernel.py
into ~/.ipython/profile_rkernel/startup
Where rkernely.py
is a slightly-mofified version of fperez's script. We just had to change the rmagic
extension on line 15 to the rpy2.ipython
extension, to be compatible with IPython Notebook 2.
"""A "native" IPython R kernel in 15 lines of code.
This isn't a real native R kernel, just a quick and dirty hack to get the
basics running in a few lines of code.
Put this into your startup directory for a profile named 'rkernel' or somesuch,
and upon startup, the kernel will imitate an R one by simply prepending `%%R`
to every cell.
"""
from IPython.core.interactiveshell import InteractiveShell
print '*** Initializing R Kernel ***'
ip = get_ipython()
ip.run_line_magic('load_ext', 'rpy2.ipython')
ip.run_line_magic('config', 'Application.verbose_crash=True')
old_run_cell = InteractiveShell.run_cell
def run_cell(self, raw_cell, **kw):
return old_run_cell(self, '%%R\n' + raw_cell, **kw)
InteractiveShell.run_cell = run_cell
Some folks who have used this have asked why we didn't just integrate RStudio Server, so you could spin up an RStudio session in the browser. The honest answer is that using IPython Notebook was much easier, since we already supported it. We are exploring an integration with RStudio Server, though. Please let us know if you would use it.
In the meantime, please try out our new R Notebook functionality and let us know what you think!
by Ryan Garner
Senior Data Scientist, Revolution Analytics
I love creating spatial data visualizations in R. With the ggmap package, I can easily download satellite imagery which serves as a base layer for the data I want to represent. In the code below, I show you how to visualize sampled soil attributes among 16 different rice fields in Uruguay.
library(ggmap) library(plyr) library(gridExtra) temp <- tempfile() download.file("http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/plant/data.zip", temp) connection <- unz(temp, "Data/Set3/Set3data.csv") rice <- read.csv(connection) names(rice) <- tolower(names(rice)) # Create a custom soil attribute plot # @param df Data frame containing data for a field # @param attribute Soil attribute # @return Custom soil attribute plot create_plot <- function(df, attribute) { map <- get_map(location = c(median(df$longitude), median(df$latitude)), maptype = "satellite", source = "google", crop = FALSE, zoom = 15) plot <- ggmap(map) + geom_point(aes_string(x = "longitude", y = "latitude", color = attribute), size = 5, data = df) plot <- plot + ggtitle(paste("Farmer", df$farmer, "/ Field", df$field)) plot <- plot + scale_color_gradient(low = "darkorange", high = "darkorchid4") return(plot) } ph_plot <- dlply(rice, "field", create_plot, attribute = "ph") ph_plots <- do.call(arrangeGrob, ph_plot)
First, I download data that is used in "Spatial Data Analysis in Ecology and Agriculture using R" by Dr. Richard Plant. (This is an excellent book to get your feet wet working with spatial data in R.) After the data has been downloaded, I create a function that builds a custom soil attribute plot for each unique field found in the rice yield data. Then, I customized the output to include larger spatial points and a custom gradient that goes from dark orange to dark purple for clarity.
Finally, once all the plots are generated, I arrange them into a single plot.
The plot shows the ph intensity of the soil in 16 fields belonging to 9 different farmers. The second to the last plot, field 15 of farmer L, appears to have higher ph concentrations than the rest.
R was recently the subject of a feature article in the prestigious science magazine Nature: Programming tools: Adventures with R.
Besides being free, R is popular partly because it presents different faces to different users. It is, first and foremost, a programming language — requiring input through a command line, which may seem forbidding to non-coders. But beginners can surf over the complexities and call up preset software packages, which come ready-made with commands for statistical analysis and data visualization. These packages create a welcoming middle ground between the comfort of commercial ‘black-box’ solutions and the expert world of code.
The article highlights many of the packages you can use for scientific analysis with R, and also mentions several scientific projects based on R, including BioConductor and ROpenSci. The article also noted that the use of R has increased rapidly in a number of scientific disciplines, as measured by the rate at which R is cited in published articles.
The article also includes quotes from R's co-creator Robert Gentleman ("I can write software that would be good for somebody doing astronomy, but it’s a lot better if someone doing astronomy writes software for other people doing astronomy") and Bob Muenchen, who tracks the popularity of statistical software ("Most likely, R became the top statistics package used during the summer of this year.").
Mashable isn't in the same authoritative league as Nature, but it's read by a lot of people. So it's great that R also got a mention in the recent article, So you wanna be a data scientist?.
"On an average day, I manage a series of dashboards that tell our company about our business — what the users are doing," says Jon Greenberg, a data scientist at Playstudios, a gaming firm. Greenberg is a manager now, so he's programming less than he used to, but he still does his fair share. Usually, he pulls data out of Apache Hadoop storage and runs it through Revolution R, an analytics platform and comes up with some kind of visualization. "It may be how one segment of the population is interacting with a new feature," he explains.
The article also describes the experiences of other data scientists and gives some salary statistics on "2015's Hottest Profession": Data Science.
Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Professor (and presenter of Data Analysis at Coursera) Jeff Leek has published his list of awesome things other people did in 2014. It's well worth following the links in his 38 entries, where you'll find a wealth of useful resources in teaching, statistics, data science, and data visualization.
Many of the entries are related to R, including shout-outs to: the data wrangling, exploration, and analysis with R class at UBC; this paper on R Markdown and reproducible analysis; Hadley Wickham's R Packages; Hilary Parker's guide to writing R packages from scratch; the broom package (for tidying up statistical output in R); Karl Broman's hipsteR tutorial; Rocker (Docker containers for R); and Packrat and R markdown v2 from RStudio. I was also chuffed to see that this blog got a mention, too:
Another huge reason for the movement with R has been the outreach and development efforts of the Revolution Analytics folks. The Revolutions blog has been a must read this year.
Thanks, Jeff! Check out Jeff's complete list of awesome things at SimplyStatistics by following the link below.
SimplyStatistics: A non-comprehensive list of awesome things other people did in 2014
The O'Reilly Data Scientist Survey for 2014 is out, with fresh data on the salaries and tools used by data scientists. Jon King has a summary of the results, but not much has changed since last year: median income is down very slightly ($100k in 2013 vs $98k in 2014), and the most popular analysis tools (excluding operating systems) remain — in rank order — SQL, Excel, R and Python.
Looking futher down into the tails of the popular data analysis tools yields some surprising results, however:
The big surprise for me was the low ranking of NumPy and SciPy, two toolkits that are essential for doing statistical analysis with Python. In this survey and others, Python and R are often similarly ranked for data science applications, but this result suggests that Python is used about 90% for data science tasks other than statistical analysis and predictive analytics (my guess: mainly data munging). From these survey results, it seems that much of the "deep data science" is done by R.
O'Reilly: 2014 Data Science Salary Survey
by Joseph Rickert
H_{2}O.ai held its first H_{2}O World conference over two days at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Although the main purpose of the conference was to promote the company's rich set of Java based machne learning algorithms and announce their new products Flow and Play there were quite a few sessions devoted to R and statistics in general.
Before I describe some of these, a few words about the conference itself. H20 World was exceptionally well run, especially for a first try with over 500 people attending (my estimate). The venue is an interesting, accommodating space with plenty of parking, that played well with what, I think, must have been an underlying theme of the conference: acknowledging contributions of past generations of computer scientists and statisticians. There were two stages offering simultaneous talks for at least part of the conference: The Paul Erdős stage and the John Tukey stage. Tukey I got, why put such an eccentric mathematician front and center? I was puzzled until Sri Ambati, H_{2}O.ai's CEO and co-founder remarked that he admired Erdős because of his great generosity with collaboration. To a greater extent than most similar events, H_{2}O World itself felt like a collaboration. There was plenty of opportunity to interact with other attendees, speakers and H_{2}0 technical staff (The whole company must have been there). Data scientists, developers and Marketing staff were accessible and gracious with their time. Well done!
R was center stage for a good bit the hands on training that that occupied the first day of the conference. There were several sessions (Exploratory Data Analysis, Regression, Deep Learning, Clustering and Dimensionality Reduction) on accessing various H2O algorithms through the h2o R package and the H2O API. All of these moved quickly from R to running the custom H_{2}O alogorithms on the JVM. However, the message that came through is that R is the right environment for sophisticated machine learning.
Two great pleasures from the second day of the conference were Trevor Hastie's tutorial on the Gradient Boosting Machine and John Chamber's personal remembrances of John Tukey. It is unusual for a speaker to announce that he has been asked to condense a two hour talk into something just under an hour and then go on to speak slowly with great clarity, each sentence beguiling you into imagining that you are really following the details. (It would be very nice if the video of this talk would be made available.)
Two notable points from Trevor's lecure where understanding gradient boosting as minimizing the exponential loss function and the openness of the gbm algorithm to "tinkering". For the former point see Chapter 10 of the Elements of Statistical Learning or the more extended discussion in Schapire and Freund's Boosting: Foundations and Algorithms.
John Tukey spent 40 years at Bell Labs (1945 - 1985) and John Chamber's tenure there overlapped the last 20 years of Tukey's stay. Chambers who had the opportunity to observe Tukey over this extended period of time painted a moving and lifelike portrait of the man. According to Chambers, Tukey could be patient and gracious with customers and staff, provocative with his statistician colleagues and "intellectually intimidating". John remembered Richard Hamming saying: "John (Tukey) was a genius. I was not." Tukey apparently delighted in making up new terms when talking with fellow statisticians. For example, he called the top and bottom lines that identify the interquartile range on a box plot "hinges" not quartiles. I found it particularly interesting that Tukey would describe a statistic in terms of the process used to compute it, and not in terms of any underlying theory. Very unusual, I would think, for someone who earned a PhD in topology under Solomon Lefschetz. For more memories of John Tukey including more from John Chambers look here.
Other R related highlights were talks by Matt Dowle and Erin Ledell. Matt reprised the update on new features in data.table that he recently gave to the Bay Area useR Group and also presented interesting applications using data.table from UK insurance company Landmark, and KatRisk (Look here for KatRisk part of Matt's presentation).
Erin, author of the h20Ensemble package available on GitHub, delivered an exciting and informative talk on using ensembles of learners (combining gbm models and logistic regression models, for example) to create "superlearners".
Finally, I gave a short talk Revolution Analytics' recent work towards achieving reproducibility in R. The presentation motivates the need for reproducibility by examining the use of R in industry and science and describing how the checkpoint package and Revolution R Open, an open source distribution of R that points to a static repository can be helpful.
by Joseph Rickert
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) has been holding an annual Data Mining Camp and "unconference" since 2009. This year, to reflect the times, the group held a Data Science Camp and unconference, and we at Revolution Analytics were, once again, very happy to be a sponsor for the event and pleased to be able to participate.
In an ACM unconference, except for prearranged tutorials and the keynote address, there are no scheduled talks. Instead, anyone with the passion to speak gets two minutes to pitch a session. A show of hands determines what flys, the organizers allocate rooms and group talks by theme on-the-fly, and then off you go. The photo below shows how all of this sorted out on Saturday.
As you might expect, there was a lot of interest in Big Data, NoSQL, NLP etc., but there was also quite a bit of interest in R, enough to run fill a large room for two back-to-back sessions. I was very happy to reprise some of the material from a recent webinar I presented on an introduction to Machine Learning and Data Science with R, and Ram Narasimhan (a longtime member of the Bay Area useR Group) gave a high energy and very informative tutorial on the dplyr package that, judging from the audience reaction, inspired quite a few new R programmers.
But the real R highlight came early in the day. Irina Kukuyeva presented a tutorial on Principal Component Analysis with Applications in R and Python that was well worth getting up for early Saturday morning. Not only did irina put together a very nice introduction to PCA starting with the the basic math and illustrating how PCA is used through case studies, but in a laudable effort to be as inclusive as possible, she also took the trouble to write both Python and R code for all of her examples! The following slide shows what PCA looks like in both languages.
This next slide shows what a good bit of statistics looks like in both languages.
For more presentations and tutorials by Irina that feature R, have a look at her Tutorial page.