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UBDC Summer Training 2017: Measuring Segregation and Scale in R

The course will introduce the MLID package in R, which offers tools and functions for studying ethnic and social segregation with a multilevel index of dissimilarity. The advantage of the multilevel approach it is it allows a well-known and easily interpretable index to be extended to measure the two principal dimensions of segregation simultan...

06.09.17 | Training

RSS 2017 International Conference

The Urban Big Data Centre has organised a panel session at the RSS 2017 International Conference - one of the largest statistical conferences held annually in Europe - and will also be exhibiting. The three-day conference programme offers a mix of keynote talks and sessions organised into ‘streams’ or topics, plus an equally diverse schedule of...

05.09.17 | External Engagement

UBDC Summer Training 2017: Introduction to Areal Data Modelling using R

Spatial data are an increasingly common form of data in many different applications. For modelling, there are three main forms of spatial data, point process, areal and geostatistical. This course focuses on areal data, which are characterised by the region of interest being partitioned into a set of non-overlapping areal units and the feature...

30.08.17 | Training

UBDC Summer Training 2017: ”Beyond Excel”: PostgreSQL for Data Management

This course is aimed at users working with larger datasets that would be difficult to analyse using spreadsheet applications such as Excel. PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, dat...

29.08.17 | Training