June
26

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vital: Tidy data analysis for demography using R

Rob J Hyndman, Monash University
Online or at Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, June 26, 2024

© Rob J Hyndman

As part of the Suessmilch Lecture series, Rob J Hyndman from Monash University will speak about "vital: Tidy data analysis for demography using R".

The event begins at 3 pm CEST on June 26, 2024.

Abstract

I will introduce the vital package which allows analysis of demographic data using tidy tools. The package uses a variation of tsibble objects as the main data class, so all the infrastructure available for tsibble and tibble objects can also be used with vital objects. Data may include births, deaths, mortality, fertility, population and migration data. Functions for plotting, smoothing, modelling and forecasting data are included. Models include the classical Lee-Carter model as well as functional data models. Future plans include replicating all the models available in the demography and StMoMo packages. The package is available at https://pkg.robjhyndman.com/vital/ and soon to be on CRAN.

About the Speaker

Rob J Hyndman FAA FASSA is a Professor of Statistics in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University, and an elected Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Science and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He is the author of over 200 research papers and 5 books in statistical science. In 2007, he received the Moran medal from the Australian Academy of Science for his contributions to statistical research, especially in the area of statistical forecasting. In 2021, he received the Pitman medal from the Statistical Society of Australia. For over 30 years, Rob has maintained an active consulting practice, assisting hundreds of companies and organizations around the world. He has won awards for his research, teaching, consulting and graduate supervision.

Participation

Please register via this survey for online participation. The Zoom link will be sent to you afterwards. The event begins at 3 pm CEST on June 26, 2024.

Registration

Süßmilch Lecture

As part of the Suessmilch Lecture series, Rob J Hyndman from Monash University will speak about "vital: Tidy data analysis for demography using R".

Date: June 26, 2024
Time: 15 pm (CEST)

Please register via this survey to participate online. The Zoom link will then be sent to you.

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