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[Conference Report] Experiments in Social Networks

Fortunately, I went to two conferences in the past month, one specialized academic conference on Complex Network held by University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and the second one was organized by my dear UseR friends and I, which was the 4th China-R Conference (Shanghai) in East China Normal University.

It was really my honor to participate in these two conferences and deliver presentations to the audience. My talk was focused on experiments in social networks, and some consequent analysis in R. As the conferences were in China, I talked in Chinese throughout. Social network is a hot topic nowadays, but experimental methods are still at the beginning stage. With social learning models, we found out a good way to test the network effects with randomized experiments.

It was also my great pleasure to meet famous scholars worldwide. In the complex network conference, a lot people from physics and computer science brought my with fresh knowledge and inspirations. In the R conference, we invited so many experienced useR and exchanged our experience of using R. It is always good to feel that many people are enjoying the convenience of R and are happy to play with data in numerous fields.

At last, here are the slides I used to assist my presentation. Sorry but they are in Chinese...



A speech on econometrics and R

From next week I'll go to Beijing and Shanghai respectively to give a speech on R. Yesterday I just finished the beamer for presentation in English. Not very long, because I'm afraid of making any serious mistakes.

Here I would like to list the outline.


From Economics to R --Using R in Economics and Econometrics

(At first it was "Using R in Economics, Statistics and Econometrics". However, I think it is no good to mention "statistics" since I'm not professional in that area. The same to "economic statistics". Therefore I only mention economics and econometrics instead eventually.)


1 Economics and Statistics

  • The Irreplaceable Support
  • Software about econometrics

2 Main Econometric Methods

  • Similar to statistics
  • Realization in R

3 Now Work with R!

  • Transfer the Data
  • Cooperate with LATEX
  • My own experience

Maybe the outline is a little too simple, but in fact I don't have too much to talk, since I'm a beginner of economics and R myself. I really appreciate the opportunity to give a speech on the 2nd Chinese R Conference, and I do hope that there will all right. Anyway, I have no better choice but do my best.

A more detailed post may appear after the lecture.

[2010.02. 20 Updated]