2017
 R for System Administration
 Lightning talk at Open Source Open Mic in Chicago, IL, August 3, 2017.
Pdf version of presentation slides.
 Introducing Uwe Ligges
 Brief notes before final keynote at useR! 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, July 7, 2017.
Pdf version of presentation slides.
Video of recorded session.
 Hosting Data Packages via drat: A Case Study with Hurricane Exposure Data (with
Brooke Anderson)
 Presentation at useR! 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, July 7, 2017.
Pdf version of presentation slides.
Video of recorded session
 Introduction to Rcpp: From Simple Examples to Machine Learning
 Threehour tutorial preceding useR! 2017 in
Brussels, Belgium, July 4, 2017.
Pdf version of presentation slides.
Videos of part I
and part II
 Rcpp at 1000 Reverse Depends: Some Observations
 Presentation at Directions in Statistical Computing (DSC) 2017 Conference in Brussels, Belgium, July 3, 2017.
Pdf version of presentation slides.
 HigherPerformance R Programming via C++ Extensions
 Twoday course at Zuerich
R Courses at University Zuerich / ETH Zuerich, Zuerich, CH, June 28 and 29, 2017.
Pdf version of slides:
Part 1: Introduction,
Part 2: Rcpp Basics,
Part 3: ApplicationRcpp Basics,
Part 4: Rcpp Gallery Examples,
Part 5: Packaging and Debugging,
Part 6: RInside.
 Extending R with C++: Motivation and Examples
 Invited keynote at R à Québec 2017,
Université Laval, Québec Canada, May 26, 2017.
Pdf version of presentation slides.
 Introduction to Rcpp: From Simple Examples to Machine Learning
 Workshop preceding R/Finance 2017, Chicago, IL, May 19, 2017.
Pdf version of presentation slides.
 Extending R with C++: A Brief Introduction to Rcpp
 Presentation at rstudio::conf 2017,
Kissimmee, FL, January 14, 2017.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
Video of recorded session
2016
 Computational Statistics in Practice: Some Observations
 Invited seminar, Department of Statistics,
University of Illinois,
UrbanaChampaign, IL, November 10, 2016.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 If You Can't Beat 'Em...
 Invited Paper, JSSsponsored Open Source
Statistical Software for Data Science session,
JSM 2016,
Chicago, IL, July 31, 2016.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 A HandsOn Introduction to Rcpp
 ASA Professional Development Continuing Education Course,
JSM 2016,
Chicago, IL, July 31, 2016.
Pdf version of the presentation slides, and
2x2 compact presentation slides.
 Extending CRAN Packages with Binaries: The Example of x13binary (with Christoph Sax)
 Presentation at useR! 2016,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, June 29, 2016.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
Video of recorded session.
 A Gentle Introduction to Rcpp
 Presentation to the Cape Town R User Group, Cape Town, South Africa, June 9, 2016.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 Rblpapi Revisited: One Year Later (with Whit Armstrong and John Laing)
 Lightning talk at R/Finance 2016, Chicago, IL, May 21, 2016.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 HandsOn Rcpp and RcppArmadillo
 Workshop preceding R/Finance 2016, Chicago, IL, May 20, 2016.
Pdf version of presentation slides.
 Open Source Finance: Game changer for banks, trading firms and hedge funds?
 Invited presentation Trading Show Chicago 2016, Chicago, IL, May 18, 2016.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
2015
 Rcpp: An ExampleDriven Handson Introduction
 Threehour workshop preceding EARL 2015, Boston, MA, November 2, 2015.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 R and 'Faster Data': The Case for Rcpp
 Invited presentation at ISM HPCCON 2015 / ISM HPC on R Workshop,
Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM), Tokyo, Japan, October 12, 2015.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 R and HighPerformance Computing: A (Somewhat Brief and Personal) Overview
 Invited presentation at ISM HPCCON 2015 / ISM HPC on R Workshop,
Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM), Tokyo, Japan, October 10, 2015.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 Rcpp: Making R Applications Go Faster and Further
 Invitred keynote talk at EARL 2015, London, UK, September 16, 2015.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
Video of recorded session.
 Rcpp: An ExampleDriven Handson Introduction
 Threehour workshop preceding EARL 2015, London, UK, September 14, 2015.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 drat: A HandsOn Introduction
 Lightning talk at useR! 2015,
Aalborg University, Aalborg, DK, July 1, 2015.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 Rocker: Using R on Docker
 Tutorial preceding useR! 2015,
Aalborg University, Aalborg, DK, June 30, 2015.
Pdf version of presentation slides
 HigherPerformance R Programming via C++ Extensions
 Invited Lectures at Zuerich
R Courses at University Zuerich / ETH Zuerich, Zuerich, CH, June 24 and 25, 2015.
Pdf version of slides:
Part 1: Introduction,
Part 2: Rcpp Basics,
Part 3: ApplicationRcpp Basics,
Part 4: Rcpp Gallery Examples,
Part 5: Packaging and Debugging,
Part 6: RInside.
 Rblpapi: An interface to the shallnotbenamed service (with Whit Armstrong and John Laing)
 Lightning talk at R/Finance 2015, Chicago, IL, May 30, 2015.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 Rcpp by Examples
 Workshop preceding R/Finance 2015, Chicago, IL, May 29, 2015
Pdf version of presentation slides.
 An Introduction to Rcpp
 Invited presentation at
Genentech,
San Francisco, CA, January 28, 2015.
Pdf version of presentations slides
 An Introduction to Rcpp
 Presentation at Bay Area useR! Group,
San Jose, CA, January 28, 2015.
Pdf version of presentation slides
 Some Notes on Rcpp and RcppParallel (with JJ Allaire)
 Presentation at Workshop on Distributed Computing in R,
HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA, January 27 and 28, 2015.
Pdf version of presentation slides
2014
 QuantLib, R and Rcpp
 Presentation at
QuantLib User Meeting 2014,
IKB AG, Duesseldorf, Germany, December 4, 2014.
Pdf version of presentations slides
 HighPerformance Computing with Rcpp and RcppArmadillo
 Invited Presentation at
Big Data and Open Science with R Workshop,
Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences,
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA, November 22, 2014.
Pdf version of presentations slides
 Introduction to R Package Development
 Invited Presentation at
Big Data and Open Science with R Workshop,
Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences,
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA, November 21, 2014.
Pdf version of presentations slides
 R and Docker
 Lightning Talk at Docker Chicago Meetup ,
Mediafly office, Chicago, IL, September 25, 2014.
Pdf version of presentation slides
 R, C++ and Rcpp
 Invited Keynote at useR! 2014,
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 2014.
Pdf version of presentation slides
 RcppZiggurat: Faster Random Normal Draws
 Presentation at useR! 2014,
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, July 1, 2014.
Pdf version of presentation slides
 Rcpp Tutorial at useR! 2014: An ExampleDriven HandsOn Introduction to Rcpp
 Tutorial preceding useR! 2014,
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, June 30, 2014.
Pdf version of presentation slides
 Handson Rcpp by Examples
 Presentation to the
Munich R Users Group,
Munich, Germany, June 24, 2014
Pdf version of presentation slides.
 Seamless R and C++ Integration with Rcpp: Introduction and Examples
 Presentation in Statistical Colloquium,
Department of Statistics,
Department of Statistics,
LudwigMaximiliansUniversity Munich,
Munich, Germany, June 23, 2014.
Pdf version of
presentation slides.
 Handson Rcpp
 Invited lecture for Practical Computing for Economists,
Department of Economics,
University of Chicago,
Chicago, IL, May 30, 2014
Pdf version of
presentation slides.
 Rcpp by Examples
 Invited webinar organized by the
Orange
County R User Group, online, May 20, 2014
Pdf version of presentation slides.
Video of recorded session.
 Accessing Redis Data Caches via Rcpp
 Lightning talk at R/Finance 2014, Chicago, IL, May 17, 2014.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 Rcpp by Examples
 Workshop preceding R/Finance 2014, Chicago, IL, May 16, 2014
Pdf version of presentation slides.
 Accessing Redis Data Caches via Rcpp
 Presentation to the
Chicago R Users Group,
Chicago, IL, May 14, 2014
Pdf version of presentation slides.
2013
 R and Big Data
 Invited Panel Presentation,
Big Data Summit,
Research Park,
University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign.
Champaign, IL, December 6, 2013
Pdf version of
presentation slides
 Seamless R and C++ Integration with Rcpp: Introduction and Examples
 Invited Colloqium,
Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis,
University of Kansas,
Lawrence, KS, November 16, 2013
Pdf version of presentation slides
part 1: Rcpp Intro,
part 2: RcppArmadillo Examples,
part 3: RcppZiggurat.
 Seamless R and C++ Integration with Rcpp: Introduction and Examples
 Statistical Computing Seminar,
Booth School of Business,
University of Chicago,
Chicago, IL, October 4, 2013
Pdf version of presentation slides
part 1: Rcpp Intro,
part 2: Rcpp Examples.
 A Brief Introduction to Rcpp
 Presentation to the
Chicago R Users Group,
Chicago, IL, August 8, 2013
Pdf version of presentation slides.
 Rcpp by Examples
 Presentation to the
Sydney Users of R Forum (suRf),
Sydney, NSW, Australia, July 10, 2013
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 RcppArmadillo: Accelerating R with C++ Linear Algebra
 Conference presentation at R/Finance 2013, Chicago, IL, May 18, 2013
Pdf version of presentation slides.
 Rcpp by Examples
 Workshop preceding R/Finance 2013, Chicago, IL, May 17, 2013
Pdf version of presentation slides.
 R and C++ Integration with Rcpp
 Invited daylong workshop at Medical College of
Wisconsin, sponsored by the
Milwaukee Chapter
of the American Statistical Assocation
as well as the CTSI and
PCOR centers at the
Medical College of Wisconsin, and held
on May 11, 2013.
Pdf versions of slides:
Part 1 (Introduction),
Part 2 (Details),
Part 3 (Advanced) and
Part 4 (Applications).
 R and C++ Integration with Rcpp: Motivation and Examples
 Guest lecture in CMSC 12300 Computer Science with Applications3,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Chicago, on April 30, 2013.
Pdf version of lecture slides
2012
 C++ for R Programmers
 Invited Session on Other Languages for R Programmers at useR! 2012,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, June 12, 2012.
Pdf version of presentation slides
 Rcpp Workshops at useR! 2012: Introduction and Advanced Use
 Workshop preceding useR! 2012,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, June 12, 2012.
Pdf version of slides: Introduction to Rcpp (Parts I and II) and
Advanced Rcpp (Parts III and IV)
 Wittier Webapps with RInside
 Lightning talk at R/Finance 2012, Chicago, IL, May 12, 2012.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 Rcpp: Seamless R and C++ Integration (with Romain Francois)
 Workshop preceding R/Finance 2012, Chicago, IL, May 11, 2012.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
Presentation at the Boston R User Group, Boston, MA, USA, April 17, 2012.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
2011
 Rcpp: Seamless R and C++ Integration (with Romain Francois)

Presentation at the Seattle R User Group, Seattle, WA, USA, December 7, 2011.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 R / C++ Integration with Rcpp and RInside (with Romain Francois)
 Fullday workshop preceding R/Finance 2011, Chicago, IL, April 28, 2011.
Pdf version of the presentation slides:
Part 1 (Introduction),
Part 2 (Details),
Part 3 (Advanced) and
Part 4 (Applications).
Also available are
the examples as
tar.gz and
zip file.
2010
 Integrating R with C++: Rcpp, RInside and RProtoBuf (with Romain Francois)
 Ninetyminute presentation at
Google!, Mountain View, CA, USA, October 22, 2010
Pdf version of the presentation slides, and
video of recorded session.
 Introduction to HighPerformance Computing with R
 Threehour tutorial presented at the
useR! 2010 conference at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, July 2023, 2010
Pdf version of the presentation slides
and a 2up handout version of the slides.
 Rcpp: Seamless R and C++ Integration (with Romain Francois)
 Presentation at the
useR! 2010 conference at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, July 2023, 2010
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 RProtoBuf: Protocol Buffers for R (with Romain Francois)
 Presentation at the
useR! 2010 conference at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, July 2023, 2010
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 RQuantLib: Interfacing QuantLib from R (with Khanh Nguyen)
 Presentation at the
useR! 2010 conference at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, July 2023, 2010
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
 Seamless R and C++ Integration: Rcpp and RInside (with Romain Francois)
 Seminar presentation at the
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics
of the
WU Vienna / Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien
on May 20, 2010.
Pdf version of the handout slides (compact).
Pdf version of the presentation slides (expanded).
 Extending and Embedding R with C++
 Onehour tutorial preceding the
R / Finance 2010
conference at UIC, Chicago, Illinois, April 1617, 2010.
Pdf version of tutorial handout.
 RQuantLib: Interfacing QuantLib from R++ (with Khanh Nguyen)
 Presentation at R / Finance 2010
conference at UIC, Chicago, Illinois, April 1617, 2010.
Pdf handout version of presentation slides.
 Seamless R Extensions using Rcpp and RInside (with Romain Francois)
 Speaker Seminar, Department of Statistics, University of California at
Los Angeles, and Los Angeles R User Group Meeting, March 30, 2010.
Pdf version of the handout slides (compact).
Pdf version of the presentation slides (expanded).
(External link) video of presentation along with slides.
 Programming with Data: Using and Extending R
 Invited guest lecture, ACM Chapter, University of Chicago, February 18, 2010.
Pdf version of the presentation slides.
2009
 Introduction to HighPerformance Computing with R
 Fivehour tutorial presented at the
Institute for Statistical
Mathematics in Tachikawa / Tokyo, Japan, November 27, 2009.
Pdf version of the
presentation slides
and a
2up handout version of the slides.
 Introduction to HighPerformance Computing with R
 Threehour tutorial presented at the
useR!
2009 conference at Agrocampus Ouest / Univ Rennes II, Rennes,
France, July 710, 2009.
Pdf version of the
presentation slides
and a
2up handout version of the slides.
 cran2deb: A fully automated CRAN to Debian package generation system
(with Charles Blundell; Dirk Eddelbuettel is corresponding author)
 Presentation at the
useR!
2009 conference at Agrocampus Ouest / Univ Rennes II, Rennes,
France, July 710, 2009.
Pdf version of the
presentation slides.
 Rcpp and RInside: Easier R and C++ integration
 Presentation at the
useR!
2009 conference at Agrocampus Ouest / Univ Rennes II, Rennes,
France, July 710, 2009.
Pdf version of the
presentation slides.
 Introduction to HighPerformance R
 Onehour tutorial presented at the
R / Finance 2009
conference at UIC, Chicago, Illinois, April 2425, 2009.
Pdf version of the
slides from the tutorial.
 R in Finance
 Invited panel presentation at
the Midwest Finance Association's 58th Annual
Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 5, 2009.
Pdf version of the slides
2008
 Introduction to HighPerformance Computing with R
 Invited workshop/presentation at the
Bank of Canada, Ottawa,
Canada, December 22, 2008.
Pdf version of the
slides
Live cdrom provided via
Quantian's Alioth site,
see the tutorial for details.
 Introduction to HighPerformance R
 Threehour tutorial presented at the
useR!
2008 conference at TU Dortmund, Germany, August 1114, 2008.
Pdf version of the
slides from the tutorial.
Live cdrom provided via
Quantian's Alioth site,
see the tutorial slides appendix for details.
 Scripting with R in highperformance computing: An example using littler
 Presentation at the
useR!
2008 conference at TU Dortmund, Germany, August 1114, 2008.
Pdf version of the
slides from the presentation.
2007
RDieHarder
: An R interface to the DieHarder suite of
Random Number Generator Tests (with Robert G. Brown; Dirk
Eddelbuettel is lead / corresponding author)
 Presentation at the useR! 2007
conference at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, August 810, 2007.
Pdf versions of accepted
paper and slides
presented at the conference.
aptget install cran bioc:
On automated builds of 1700
R packages for Debian (with David Vernazobres, Albrecht Gebhard
and Steffen Moeller; Dirk Eddelbuettel is lead / corresponding author)
 Presentation at the useR! 2007
conference at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, August 810, 2007.
Pdf versions of accepted
paper and slides
presented at the conference.
 Scientific Grid Computing via CommunityControlled Autobuilding of
Software Packages Across Architectures (with Steffen Moeller,
Daniel Bayer, David Vernazobres and Albrecht Gebhard; Steffen Moeller
is lead / corresponding author)
 Presentation at the NETTAB 2007
conference in Pisa, Italy, June 1215, 2007.
Pdf versions of accepted paper and
slides presented at the
conference.
2006
 Use R! in fifteen different ways: A survey of R frontends
in Quantian
 Presentation at the Second international
R user conference (useR! 2006) in Vienna, June 1517, 2006.
Pdf version of
slides (1.5 mb).
2005
 Quantian as an environment for distributed statistical computing
 Presentation at the Directions in
Statistical Computing 2005 (DSC 2005)
Conference in Seattle, August 13  14, 2005.
Pdf version of
slides (224 kb).
2004
 Quantian: A singlesystem image scientific cluster computing
environment
 Presentation at the 2004 Usenix Annual
Technical Conference in Boston, June 27  July 2, 2004.
Pdf version of
slides (390 kb).
 Programming with financial data: Connecting R to Lim and
Bloomberg
 Presentation at the
useR! 2004 conference in Vienna, 20  22 May 2004.
Pdf version of slides (200
kb). NB: The R software packages described in this presentation are
not publically available.
 Quantian: A singlesystem image scientific cluster computing
environment
 Short presentation at the
useR! 2004 conference in Vienna, 20  22 May 2004.
Pdf version of slides (104
kb).
 R in Debian: Past, Present and Future (with Douglas Bates and
Albrecht Gebhardt)
 Short presentation at the
useR! 2004 conference in Vienna, 20  22 May 2004.
Pdf version of slides (60
kb).
1997
 Enjoying a Free Lunch: Computational Economics with Linux
 Presented at the Third
Conference `Computing in Economics and Finance' organised by the Society for Computational
Economics and hosted by the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California, 30
June  2 July 1997.
HTML Link
1996
 A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Passive Management
 Presented at the Second Conference
`Computing in Economics and Finance' organised by the Society for Computational
Economics and hosted by the Department of Econometrics at the
University of Geneva, Switzerland, 26  28 June 1996.
Postscript version of paper for US letter paper (159 kByte)
 The Impact of News on Foreign Exchange Rates: Evidence from Very
High Frequency Data (with Thomas H. McCurdy)
 Presented at the 1996 Meetings of the Canadian Economics Association
at Brock Univeristy, St. Catherines, 31 May  2 June 1996 and the 1996
Meetings of the Canadian Econometric Study Group at the University of
Waterloo, 20  22 September 1996.
Revised postscript version for US letter paper (208 kByte)
 A Genetic Algorithm for Passive Management: Creating Index Funds
with Fewer Stocks
 Presented at the Third International Conference Forecasting
Financial Markets organised by Chemical Bank and Imperial College,
London, England, 27  29 March 1996.
gzipped Postscript version of paper for A4 paper (70 kByte)
gzipped Postscript version of paper for US letter paper (70 kByte)
1995
 Semiparametric Estimation of ARCH Models using Nearest Neighbour
Regression: Some Monte Carlo Results (with Russell Davidson)
 Presented at Canadian Econometric Study Group Meetings, McGill
University, Montreal, September 1995.
gzipped Postscript version of paper (110 kByte)
gzipped Postscript version of overheads (61 kByte)
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