XLDB 2013 Tutorial: Using SciDB and SciDB-R


We recently conducted another tutorial at the XLDB 2013 conference, hopefully elucidating how to get the most out of the system, showing off some new SciDB features, as well as SciDB-R. The tutorial uses a deck of slides and a web-based AMI image. You can fire up the AMI, look at the slides and run some of the queries from the slides yourself.

The video is available here: youtube.com/watch?v=SsF_Mke0Mlw

The AMI image for this talk has been retired. However, you can check out some of the more recent and higher-quality AMIs at discover.paradigm4.com/Try-SciDB.html

The slides are attached here:
SciDB_XLDB_2013_tutorial.pptx (2.46 MB)
SciDB_XLDB_2013_tutorial.pdf (2.52 MB)

Enjoy. Let us know if you have any feedback.


Just wondering, is the “xldb” directory with “laml_methyl_composite.csv” and all the other goodies used in the tutorial available somewhere? Thanks!


Hi, those have been retired quite a while ago. We are on our way to making some more VMs and AMIs for the upcoming 15.12 release - should be out in another week or so.