Make - Chris Paciorek

April 29, 2015 at 5-6:30pm in BIDS, 190 Doe Library


30 folks!

Chris Paciorek

Chris Paciorek is the statistical computing consultant in the Department of Statistics at Berkeley, as well as being a researcher and lecturer in the department. His research focuses on statistical methods (often Bayesian methods) applied to environmental and public health applications. He teaches the department’s graduate-level statistical computing class, Stat 243.


Make is a ubiquitous command line tool that can help to automate building software and executing analysis pipelines.

For the material for today, please clone this Github repository:

The primary document is this IPython Notebook

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