ISC Project Status Webinar

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Join us for a webinar on Jan 31, 2017 at 9:30 AM PST. Hear about R Consortium activities by watching the first ISC Project Status Webinar held on Tuesday, January 31st at 9:30AM PST (5:30PM…

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Joins R Consortium to Encourage Development, Maintenance and Distribution of R Software

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Grant is a part of the Moore Foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative to support data scientists SAN FRANCISCO – [Jan 11, 2017, 10:00 ET] – The R Consortium, an open source…

Simple Features Now on CRAN

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by Edzer Pebesma Support for handling and analyzing spatial data in R goes back a long way. In 2003, a group of package developers sat together and decided to adopt…

Call for Proposals

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by Hadley Wickham The infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) is pleased to announce that the committee is now ready to accept proposals for the first round of funding in 2017. The ISC…

Halfway through “Improving DBI”

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by Kirill Müller In early 2016 the R Consortium partially accepted my “Improving DBI” proposal. An important part is the design and implementation of a testable DBI specification. Initially I…

RL10N hits its first milestone

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by Richard Cotton and Thomas Leeper R is gradually taking over the world (of data analysis).  However, proficiency in English remains a prerequisite for effectively working with R.  While R…

Introducing RC RUGS: R Consortium R User Group Support Program

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The R Consortium is very happy to announce RC RUGS, the R Consortium R User Group Support Program. We believe that user groups are a great strength of the R…

Join us at Watson DevCon November 9 – 10

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Join us,  November 9-10 at the Watson Developer Conference (R Consortium is co-sponsoring the event), at the Innovation Hangar in SanFrancisco, CA, for an opportunity to learn about the latest Watson technologies.  Also meet some of the…

R-Hub – Public Beta

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R Hub - Public Beta Oct 25, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT R-HUB, the most significant project that the R Consortium has funded to date, is making progress....

Esri joins the R Consortium

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In another sign of R’s push into the enterprise, leading GIS vendor Esri has joined the R Consortium, adding to a roster of tech companies that includes Microsoft, IBM, Oracle…

The start of satRdays

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by Gergely Daroczi, organizer Almost 200 people from 19 countries registered for the first satRday conference which was held last Saturday, September 3rd, in Budapest. The final count showed that...

The R Consortium Funds Three Projects in July

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by Joseph Rickert and Hadley Wickham The Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) has approved funding for three of the thirteen proposed projects received during the most recent round of contributed proposals...

Business Insider Australia: Lean any 11 of these programming languages and you’ll always have a job

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There are thousands of programming languages, but some of them are far more popular than others. READ MORE

InfoWorld: Beginner’s Guide to R

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Interest in the R statistics language is soaring, especially for data analysis. Get to know this hot programming option in our beginner’s guide. READ MORE

IBM Invests in R Programming Language for Data Science; Joins R Consortium

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Signals commitment to open source to help improve data analysis and address growing demands of big data SAN FRANCISCO (Spark Summit) June 6, 2016 – The R Consortium, an open…

First Public Version of the r-hub Builder

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The r-hub builder is the first major project of the R consortium. It is an R package build and continuous integration service, open to all members of the R community....

Fast Company: Why the R programming language is good for business

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With terabytes of data at hand, every business is trying to figure out the best way to understand information about their customers and themselves. READ MORE

FierceBigData: R Consortium funds initiatives to advance R language

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The R Consortium, which is an independent open source foundation that supports the R community and a Linux Foundation project, announced this morning that it is funding seven community projects…

R Consortium Funds Technical Initiatives, Community Events and Training to Support R User Community

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 R Consortium awards seven grant recipients and forms two working groups to advance R programming language SAN FRANCISCO – March 23, 2016 – The R Consortium, an open source foundation…

R Consortium Outlook 2016

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2016 is already shaping up to be another banner year for the R Project. The project is as active as ever, with the new R 3.2.4 just released (and R...

R Consortium Awards First Grant to Help Advance Popular Programming Language for Unlocking Value from Data

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SAN FRANCISCO and BOSTON (EARL Conference), November 2, 2015 – The R Consortium, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and open source foundation to support the R user community, today announced…

Computer World: New $85K package development service backed by R Consortium

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R-Hub is the first project backed by the Infrastructure Steering Committee; more grant money now available. READ MORE

The VAR Guy: Open Source R Code to Get New Hub with Help from the Linux Foundation

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The R Consortium and the Linux Foundation will fund a new open source developer hub for the R programming language called R-Hub, which complements CRAN and R-Forge. READ MORE.

FierceBigData: R-Hub awarded first R Consortium grant

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R-Hub, a developing, building, testing and R packages validation service, is the recipient of the first ever R Consortium grant. READ MORE

SD Times Digest: R Consortium announces first grant

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The R Consortium has announced its first grant will go to a new service designed for developing, building, testing and validating R packages. READ MORE.

R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) elects Chair

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by Joseph Rickert This week, the Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) of the R Consortium unanimously elected Hadley Wickham as its chair thereby also giving Hadley a seat on the R...

Best Practices for Using R Securely

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The R Consortium was formed to serve the interests of the R user community, and to that end the members of the R Consortium would like to share some best...

The R Consortium Begins its Mission

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Since the announcement of the R Consortium on June 30, the members of the Consortium have begun the mission of supporting the R project and the vast community of R...

Linux Foundation Announces R Consortium to Support Millions of Users Around the World

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Data scientists from industry and academic research will work together to advance world’s most popular language for analytics and data science and support the rapid growth of the R user…

VentureBeat: Microsoft, Oracle, HP, Tibco, RStudio form the R Consortium under the Linux Foundation

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The nonprofit Linux Foundation today announced a new initiative called the R Consortium, a new group to unite the users of the open-source R programming language, which is widely used among data…

Datanami: Consortium Makes Business Case For R Language

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As more data scientists and researchers embrace the R programming language and statistical computing environment, the Linux Foundation has moved to strengthen the user community and, with it, the development…

ComputerWorld: Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

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As foreshadowed on Twitter yesterday, a new R Consortium of major vendors launched today aimed at “strengthen[ing] both the technical and user communities,” according to a Linux Foundation announcement. READ MORE

Revolution Analytics: R Consortium News Roundup

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In case you missed the news last week, the R Consortium was announced. This new non-profit trade group will work with the R Foundation to support the R Community and the…