Here's an interesting link related to next week's presentation.
It shows how to implement Dijkstra's path algorithm with SQL. (T-SQL not
postgres, but should be easy to convert.)
On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 7:24 AM, gabrielle <gorthx(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> I am super-excited about this one!
> When: 7-9pm Thu July 21, 2011
> Where: FreeGeek
> Who: Dr Chris Monsere
> What: Data Visualization and Exploration Techniques Using R and Postgres
> Many civil engineering students have limited exposure to large-scale,
> messy, empirical data sets, lack basic programming skills, are fuzzy
> on basic statistical concepts, and have few graphical analyses tools.
> This presentation will summarize efforts to develop an introductory
> graduate level course to teach students some of these fundamental
> skills. In the class, students connect R to the regional
> transportation data archive at PSU's Intelligent Transportation
> Systems Lab housed in Postgres. The presentation will showcase some of
> the interesting data visualizations we've created, advantages of
> making this connection, as well as some the limitations.
> Dr. Christopher M. Monsere is an Assistant Professor of Civil and
> Environmental Engineering in the Maseeh College of Engineering &
> Computer Science at Portland State University. Dr. Monsere’s primary
> research interests are in the areas of multimodal transportation
> safety; management and dissemination of large transportation datasets;
> and improvements in transportation operations.
> As always, beer afterwards at the Lucky Lab. See you there!
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