From the report: In this post, we will look back on the 20 years of R with a bit of history and 3 interesting perspectives – how much faster did R get over the years, how many R packages were being released since 2000 and how did the number of package downloads grow. Read the…

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From the report: I was excitedly awaiting my first ELI Annual Meeting on Sunday afternoon when I received the disappointing news that it was called off. Due to growing concerns over COVID-19, the conference organizers made the difficult decision tocancel the meeting. Although an appropriate decision, many presenters, like me, were left with many hours…

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About the report: On Friday, September 20, 2019, the Library of Congress hosted the Machine Learning + Libraries Summit. This one-day conference convened 75 cultural heritage professionals (roughly 50 from outside the Library of Congress and 25 staff from within) to discuss the on-the-ground applications of machine learning technologies in libraries, museums, and universities. Hosting…

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