This Monday at 7pm, we'll be looking at Split-Apply-Combine a strategy for analysing data: split up the problem, apply a function, and combine the pieces.

Adopting this pattern will free you to focus on the unique aspects of your problem.

The strategy was first described by Hadley Wickham with a implementation he wrote in GNU-R. With roots in Scheme and S, R is a statistical language and computing environment offering both functional programming features (first class functions, higher-order functions, and closures) and support for objects.

Robin Gower, of Infonomics, is a data scientist with many years experience using R and he will be providing us with an overview of the split-apply-combine strategy and some live coded examples.