R Lunch, Wednesday 17 September

You are invited to the next R Lunch, an occasional series showing how R is used in the university.

It will be on Wednesday September 17 at 12:00 noon in Arts 213.

This session will be presented by Dr. Nicole Nadorozny, who is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dept. of Computer Science.
Her presentation touches on R, GIS and hydrology, so will be of interest to many people.

WaterToolbox Tool – A River Health Assessment Tool

Presentation Summary:
A scientifically-based statistical protocol for conducting baseline assessments in river indicators was developed for Saskatchewan Watersheds using R open source software. The empirical assessments quantify the state of rivers and indicate if conditions have stayed the same, improved or deteriorated given time series available.

A WaterToolbox tool for ESRI ArcGIS was developed to implement the statistical framework for system application. The tool uses monitoring data from Provincial and Federal sources accessed via a file geodatabase and runs the R scripts through a Python interface within the ArcGIS platform.

Bring your lunch and learn something new!