R-users & Community: give us your feedback on a R Certification to teach & verify skilled R Professionals

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In the past few years, we have seen an increase in the demand for R – both from employers looking for skilled R-users and professionals looking to further improve their…

Progress on driving diversity standards in the R community – an update on RCDI-WG

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R Consortium announced four months ago the formation of the R Community Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (RCDI-WG), a focal point to address diversity and inclusion issues in the R community. It's…

What’s new with R Consortium funded projects in Q3 2018

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In an effort to provide greater transparency with respect to R Consortium activities, the ISC provides quarterly updates for all R Consortium funded projects. The following is our update for Q3…

Fall 2018: ISC Call for Proposals

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by Joseph Rickert The second and final ISC Call for Proposals for 2018 is now open. We are looking for ambitious projects that will contribute to the infrastructure of the…

CII Best Practices Badge for R Packages – responding to concerns

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Our last post Should R Consortium Recommend CII Best Practices Badge for R Packages: Latest Survey Results summarized results from the CII Best Practices survey conducted this summer. A goal…

What’s new with R Consortium funded projects in Q2 2018

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In an effort to provide greater transparency with respect to R Consortium activities, the ISC provides quarterly updates for all R Consortium funded projects. The following is our update for Q2…

Should R Consortium Recommend CII Best Practices Badge for R Packages: Latest Survey Results

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Based on our Fall 2017 survey, where the R Consortium asked about opportunities, concerns, and issues facing the R community, the R Consortium conducted a new survey this past month…

Interview R/Medicine 2018 conference organizer Micheal Kane

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The first annual R/Medicine conference is being held September 7-8 in New Haven, CT, and is a collaboration between R Consortium and the Yale School of Public Health Biostatistics Department.…

Come see R Consortium and R Ladies at Open Source Summit NA in Vancouver this August

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End of August here in North America means summer is winding down, kids are headed back to school, and the annual Open Source Summit hosted by the Linux Foundation is…

R Consortium is soliciting your feedback on R package best practices

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With over 12,000 R packages on CRAN alone, the choice of which package to use for a given task is challenging. While summary descriptions, documentation, download counts and word-of-mouth may…

On conduct and diversity in the R Community

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An explicit goal of the R Consortium is to help create a welcoming space for everyone, no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, nationality, citizenship,…

Announcing the R Consortium ISC Funded Project grant recipients for Spring 2018

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The R Consortium supports the R Community through investments in sustainable infrastructure, community programs and collaborative projects. Through the The Funded Project Program, now in it's fourth year, the R…

Wanted: Your input on the next generation of R-Hub

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R-Hub, which was originally conceived as a useful tool for R package developers to build and test R packages on a variety of platforms, was the first project funded by the R…

What’s new with R Consortium funded projects in Q1 2018

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In an effort to provide greater transparency with respect to R Consortium activities, the ISC is initiating process to provide quarterly updates for all R Consortium funded projects. The following…

Package Licensing: Would the R Community like some help? Feedback from the trenches

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Editor's Note: This post comes from Mark Hornick, who leads the Code Coverage WG and serves on the Board of Directors.  In the Fall of 2017, the R Consortium surveyed the…

R Consortium welcomes R-Ladies as a top level project

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In 2016, R-Ladies started their effort for a global expansion, with the help from the R-Consortium. Back then there were only 4 active chapters (San Francisco, Taipei, Twin Cities  and…

Announcing the second round of ISC Funded Projects for 2017

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The R Consortium ISC is pleased to announce that the projects listed below were funded under the 2017 edition of the ISC Funded Projects program. This program, which provides financial…

R Consortium Call For Proposals: February 2018

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by Joseph Rickert The first ISC Call for Proposals for 2018 is now open. We are looking for ambitious projects that will contribute to the infrastructure of the R ecosystem…

The 2018 R Consortium R User Group Support Program is Underway.

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In just one year, the R Consortium through the R User Group Support program sponsored 76 R user groups and 3 small conferences with cash grants totaling just under $30,000.…

Recap of rOpenSci’s ozunconf – October 2017 in Melbourne

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The R Consortium was happy to be a sponsor rOpenSci's ozunconf last October in Melbourne. You can read about the "unconference" on rOpenSci's blog and follow some of the projects begun at the event here.…

2018 R Consortium Silver member representatives for Board and ISC

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Per the R Consortium ByLaws and ISC Charter, the Silver Member class is entitled to elect individuals representative of the Silver Member class for a term starting January 1, 2018…

Recap of the uRos2017 conference

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Editor's Note: This post comes from Nicoleta Caragea, uRos2017 conference organizer. uRos2017 is a conference held in November 2017  for collaboration around the use of R in Romania.  Through the RUGS program, R…

ISC PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FAILURE

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by Joseph Rickert The ISC has determined that an error in the ISC proposal submission process has caused us to lose some, but not all proposals. If you submitted a…

R Consortium Call for Proposals: Summer 2017

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by Joseph Rickert and Hadley Wickham The second and final ISC Call for Proposals for 2017 is now open. In this round, with the intention of spreading the available funds…

Take the R Consortium’s Survey on R!

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by Joseph Rickert and Hadley Wickham Help us keep the conversation going: Take the R Consortium's Survey. Let us know: What are you thinking? What do you make of the…

Code Coverage Tool for R Working Group Achieves First Release

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by Mark Hornick, Code Coverage Working Group Leader The “Code Coverage Tool for R” project, proposed by Oracle and approved by the R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee, started just over…

Improving DBI: A Retrospect

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by Kirill Müller The “Improving DBI” project, funded by the R consortium and started about a year ago includes the definition and implementation of a testable specification for DBI and…

Q1 2017 ISC Grants

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by Hadley Wickham and Joseph Rickert The Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) was very pleased with both the quantity and quality of proposals received during the recent round of funding which…

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 – – The R Consortium, an open source foundation supporting the R user…

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 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…