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Tuesday, July 4 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Modelling the environment in R: from small-scale to global applications

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Modelling the environment in R: from small-scale to global appli- cations

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Dear useRs,

the useR conference is approaching soon and we are currently updating our material for the tutorial. Here a few short notes.

Please have the following software installed on your laptop


  • a laptop with Linux, Windows or MacOS

  • a recent version of R (current is 3.4.0)

  • a recent version of RStudio

  • packages deSolve, FME, OceanView and shiny (together with some dependencies, that are auto-

    matically installed)

  • WiFi

    Execute the following function

    in R to install the packages above and some others that we use from time to time.

    Install the development tools

    • Windows: https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/Rtools/ • Linux:

    – Debian/Ubuntu sudo apt-get r-base-dev

    – Fedora sudo yum install R
    • Mac: see https://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/

    What are your most interested in?

    The tentative plan of the tutorial can be found on https://www.user2017.brussels/uploads/Karline_ Rtutorial2017.html It consists of two parts, an introductory part and an outlook. You will see, that the outlook contains several options that cannot be covered in equal detail.

    Please let us know what you are mostly interested in: 1

install.packages(c("deSolve", "marelac", "OceanView", "rootSolve", "bvpSolve", "deTestSet", "FME", "ReacTran", "marelac", "cOde", "scatterplot3d", "shiny", "AquaEnv", "rMarkdown", "devtools", "rodeo"))

• how to make models more realistic by implementing forcing functions and events,
• how to implement complex models in an efficient way with package rodeo,
• how to speed up differential equation models (matrix formulation, code generators, parallel computing), • how to create web-based model applications with deSolve and shiny.

Just send an email to us. karline.soetaert@nioz.nl and thomas.petzoldt@tu-dresden.de Note: Updates will appear at: http://desolve.r-forge.r-project.org/user2017
See you in Brussels! 

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Thomas Petzoldt

Senior Scientist, TU Dresden (Dresden University of Technology)
dynamic modelling, ecology, environmental statistics, aquatic ecosystems, antibiotic resistances, R packages: simecol, deSolve, FME, marelac, growthrates, shiny apps for teaching, object orientation

Tuesday July 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
2.01 Wild Gallery
  • Company 23