NIPS/MLOSS workshop on Machine Learning Open Source Software

The rOpenGov project was today highlighted at the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference, one of the main forums for machine learning and scientific computation. We gave a presentation at the Machine Learning Open Source Software (MLOSS) workshop.

A number of other interesting projects were present, including iPython, Factorie, scikit-learn, and many others. For a full list, see the MLOSS site.

While the rOpenGov ecosystem is based on R, we actively seek connections with related initiatives in other languages, such as Python or Julia. The iPython is particularly interesting in this regard with its fluent tools to mix code from various languages with automated document generation tools that support LaTeX and markdown. An added R support for this project would extend the applicability of rOpenGov toolkits beyond the R community. Looking forward!