SPAM Talk: OpenStatServer: Deploying Custom Statistical Computation to Scientific Clients

Speaker: Gregory Warnes, Yale University

When & Where: 12:30pm, Friday, January 27, 2006, Room 200 AKW


OpenStatServer aims to provide clean access to computational modules defined in a variety of computational environments (R, SAS, Matlab, etc) via a single well-defined client interface. OpenStatServer will specify standards-based and machine-readable data structure for storing all of the meta information that is necessary to allow client systems to automatically locate, import, and call computational modules. This same meta-information will support software lifecycle management.

Ultimately, OpenStatServer will allow user-interface vendors to provide users with simple tools accessing a large repository of computational modules. Users with appropriate skills will also be enabled to add new computational modules developed in their language of choice.