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South Australian Branch Meeting Presentation

  • 21 Jul 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CAST)
  • Online zoom

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Title: Programming paradigms x Statistical software design  
It is unimaginable to do data analysis without a statistical software. An analyst, and anyone who requires statistical computing on a regular basis, would frequently interact with a statistical software and therefore the interface design can have a radical effect on the masses. In this talk, I will introduce a range of programming paradigms and explain its relation with existing statistical tools in data visualisation and data manipulation. I will further relate this to a novel computational framework I proposed for experimental design, called the "grammar of experimental design", and is implemented as a prototype R-package edibble (with latest source code available at
). While all programming concepts are illustrated with R and R-packages, the main message of the talk will be accessible and relevant to non-R users. 


Dr. Emi Tanaka is a lecturer in statistics at Monash University whose primary interest is to develop impactful statistical methods and tools that can readily be used by practitioners. Her research areas include data visualisation, mixed models and experimental designs, motivated primarily by problems in bioinformatics and agricultural sciences. She is currently the President of the Statistical Society of Australia Victorian Branch and is an avid programmer in R, HTML/CSS and other computational languages.

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