Any users in London, UK, willing to discuss beginner implementation / ideas?


#1

I work in the UK National Health Service [ NHS ] and am considering a pilot project to curate our medical linac commissioning and quality control data . Existing commercial and linac vendor projects exist, as does a similar open system qatrack+ : see http://qatrackplus.com/news.html

The scale of the data is not huge/ i.e. not ‘big data’; until one envisages national or even international pools.

The rules for processing/parsing/ analysing the data to essentially look for common performance records and deviations are relatively straightforward; but some of the data would need to be carefully stripped of identifiers for data protection purposes.

I was considering CERN ROOT but have put that to one side due to lack of c++ skill and not a huge amount of ‘positive hits’ in my searches for db approaches in ROOT. I have had a little experience in R, Python and the SciDB 16.9 VM seems of both relevance and simplicity, in terms of interface and (inherent) processing , and the scaling seems to be ‘there’. (As in , one may be able to creaate a model with a relatively few contributors or just local data, and later, securely roll it out (somehow)).

anyhow, if it rings any bells do let me know,

cheers
Rollo


#2

Hi

I’ve just started looking at scidb for retailer data. I’m in London occasionally if you want to chat over a coffee.

Cheers

Kevin


#3

Hello Kevin

that would be great; routine work has somewhat pushed into my SciDB development, but at least this summer we had 2 students with whom we measured and that they sorted out (administered) into suitable text (.csv) small chunks to put into a SciDB. And I figured that i could access RStudio outisde of the ‘SciDB VM’ in the host (windows) PC using port forwarding. I have run through the SciDB / R demo a few times, but never get much further, so a chat at least arranged in future would definitly give me the prompt foro something to aim for!
I work at the Royal Marsden in Fulham Road, SW3, on phone 02078082508 if you are next in town and have a half hour i would welcome a chance to chat, here or wherever is suitable for you.

all the best

Rollo


#4

Hi Rollo - that would be great I’ll let you know when I’m down next - kevin