Virtual StatsPD@Waite meeting

Every month, the professional development meetings of statisticians and data scientists at Waite, known as StatsPD@Waite, bring together specialists in various aspects of data sciences in agriculture from Waite, Roseworthy and Adelaide.

Please join us for the next virtual StatsPD@Waite meeting where Dr. Emi Tanaka from Monash University and Sam Rogers from the University of Adelaide will present their work in progress on packages suitable for agronomic trials design and analysis.

Please note that the StatsPD@Waite meetings are recorded. If you have a question to the speaker but would rather not be recorded, please send me your question via chat during the meeting and I will ask it on your behalf. 

Please email Beata Sznajder for details of the Zoom meeting.


Rethinking the framework to specify the design of experiments 

Dr Emi Tanaka (Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University)

As biometricians in the agricultural field well know, a good design of experiments is critical for any experimental study. Designing an appropriate experiment is a multifaceted effort that balances the practical constraints of the experiment and optimising the statistical properties of the design. In this informal talk, I will talk about the software aspects of constructing the design of experiments and present a prototype package I have been developing to specify the design of experiments illustrated with examples from plant improvement programs. 


The BiometryTraining package: 12 months on

Sam Rogers (Biometry Hub, University of Adelaide)

12 months ago, we presented on the BiometryTraining package which we had started developing for use in the SAGI-STH Biometry training courses. In this talk I will revisit the package and look at what has happened in the last year of development and what the future plans are for the package.

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