[Python-au] FW: SyPy THIS THURSDAY: Making R restfully enterprising with Django - Richard Volpato

Dylan Jay djay at pretaweb.com
Fri Aug 26 23:49:33 UTC 2011

Not sure where this came from but this isn't the talk happening this
Thoreau for sypy. That was 8 months ago

Dylan Jay
Technical solution manager
PretaWeb 99552830

On 27/08/2011, at 3:59 AM, Freeh Sophia <freehsophia at gmail.com> wrote:

> SyPy: Sydney Python Users group meetup 6 Jan 2010
> 6:15: Arrive
> 6:30: Lightning talks (email me, or just bring a 5min talk along)
> 6:45: Making R restfully enterprising with Django - Richard Volpato
> 7:40 Social networking and beers and dinner nearby
> *RSVP: Please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers* via
> http://sypy.eventbrite.com/
> Main Talk summary
> Using, mostly Python, the challenge of this project was to offer
> within an intranet, a RESTful  'statistical service' powered by R (a
> statistical language).   This ‘service’  (to crunch a lot of usage
> data from across Australia) had to communicate securely and reliably
> with other systems, schedule and prioritize requests of its services,
> and of course, enable users to select and filter the data through
> interactive graphs in the browser.
> The components of this system include, beyond a specialised R package
> (CAL-R):
>       • MySql as a data store;
>       • Django, as the application server dealing with workflow, page
> delivery and tracking;
>       • Django-Piston, making the whole service available as a
> ‘RESTful service’ to the business.
>       • Connections to R via Pyper (a piping system that maps R
> objects into Python objects and vice versa).  T
>       • Load and composition of tasks for CAL-R,  controlled by a
> queuing/scheduling system based on RabbitMQ and Django Celery
>       • Formatting and user manipulation of objects on the page (eg
> drag and drop, select etc) is delivered via jQuery (a JavaScript
> framework) and
>       • Protovis (a JavaScript implementation of ‘ggplot’ style
> graphics) renders custom interactive graphs in the browser (note: not
> just a pdf!).
> Biography
> Richard Volpato, born in Italy, studied at ANU and Cambridge (UK)
> mostly sociology and social research.  He has also consulted across a
> large number of industries, notably forestry, tourism, superannuation,
> education, health, religion and urban/regional planning, the last of
> which led  (via Zope Corporation) to a successful tender for the
> Victorian Government Planning scheme amendments system (ZAPP: Zope
> Amendment Production Platform).  His current role at the Copyright
> Agency as Manager of Data Quality and Analysis has been to improve
> data quality, its value and the systems used to acquire and process it
> Getting There: See the eventbrite page for details - http://sypy.eventbrite.com
> Free free to join us at the pub after/instead.
> If have any problems call Dylan Jay on 0421477460
> Freeh Sophia
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