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Navigating R’s Impact in Vienna: Insights from the Finance and Pharmaceutical Sectors

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The R Consortium recently spoke with Mario Annau, co-organizer of the Vienna R User Group. During the conversation, he discussed the use of R in the finance and pharmaceutical industries…

Building Data Highways: Kirill Müller’s Journey in Enhancing R’s Database

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Kirill Müller is the author of the {DBI} package, which helps to connect R and database management systems (DBMS). The connection to a DBMS is achieved through database-specific backend packages…

Decade of Data: Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation at the New York R Conference

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Come celebrate 10 YEARS of the New York R Conference! This year's conference takes place May 16th & 17th with workshops May 15th. We are taking a trip down memory…

The Impact of R on Academic Excellence in Manchester, UK

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The R Consortium recently spoke with the organizing team of the R User Group at the University of Manchester (R.U.M.). R.U.M. aims to bring together R users of all levels…

EARL Early Bird Tickets Are Now Available!

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Contributed by Abbie Brookes, Senior Data Analyst at Datacove Datacove is pleased to announce the availability of tickets for the upcoming EARL (Enterprise Applications of the R Language) conference.  The…

R/Medicine Coming June 10-14, 2024 – Call for Abstracts Open – Keynotes Announced

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The R/Medicine conference provides a forum for sharing R based tools and approaches used to analyze and gain insights from health data. Conference workshops provide a way to learn and…

Unlocking Financial Insights: Join Us at the R Finance Conference

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Are you ready to delve into the world of finance through the lens of R? Look no further than the R Finance Conference (May 18, 2024,  University of Illinois Chicago)…

Empowering R Enthusiasts: SatRDays London 2024 Unveiled

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SatRDays London 2024 is set to ignite the data science community with a vibrant lineup of speakers and a rich array of topics ranging from survival analysis to geospatial data.…

Aligning Beliefs and Profession: Using R in Protecting the Penobscot Nation’s Traditional Lifeways

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Angie Reed sampling Chlorophyll on the Penobscot River where a dam was removed  In a recent interview by the R Consortium, Angie Reed, Water Resources Planner for the Penobscot Indian…

Elevate Your R Community with the 2024 RUGS Grant Program

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The R Consortium is rolling out its 2024 R User Groups (RUGS) Grant Program, and it's an opportunity you don't want to miss. The program, which aims to foster vibrant…

Offa R Users Group: Empowering Data-Driven Education in Nigeria

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The R Consortium had a conversation with Anietie Edem Udokang, who is the founder and organizer of the Offa R Users Group (ORUG). He discussed the emerging local R community…

R-Ladies Goiânia: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Local R Community

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Fernanda Kelly, founder and organizer of the R-Ladies Goiânia, recently talked to the R Consortium about the group’s efforts to provide a learning and networking platform to gender and ethnic…

ISC-funded Grant: Secure TLS Connections in {nanonext} and {mirai} Facilitating High-Performance Computing in the Life Sciences

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Contributed by Charlie Gao, Director at Hibiki AI Limited {nanonext} is an R binding to the state of the art C messaging library NNG (Nanomsg Next Generation), created as a…

The Cleveland R User Group’s Journey Through Pandemic Adaptations and Baseball Analytics

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Last year, R Consortium talked to John Blischak and Tim Hoolihan of the Cleveland R User Group about their regular structured and casual virtual meetups during the pandemic. Recently, Alec…

Apply Now! R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) Grant Program Open for Proposals!

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Help build R infrastructure! We're opening the call for proposals for the 2024 Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) Grant Program. The R Consortium is dedicated to enriching the R Ecosystem, directly…

The R Consortium 2023: A Year of Growth and Innovation

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Excerpted from the Annual Report Access the annual report here! Letter from the Chair — Mehar Pratap Singh, Chairman Welcome to the 2023 Annual Report of the R Consortium. This…

Moffitt Cancer Center Bio-Data Club’s New Chapter in Spatial Data Analysis and Enhanced Hackathon Collaboration

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The R Consortium recently reconnected with Paul Stewart, founder of Moffitt Cancer Center Bio-Data Club in Tampa, Florida. Since the last update on January 6th, 2023, the Moffitt Cancer Center…

Recap: R Validation Hub Community Meeting

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Join the R Validation Hub mailing list! The recent R Validation Hub Community meeting brought together around 50 participants to explore the concept of "validation" within the R programming ecosystem.…

Join our R/Medicine Webinar: Quarto for Reproducible Medical Manuscripts

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Join the R Consortium for an enlightening webinar on March 20th, 2024, at 4:00 PM ET, featuring Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Professor of the Practice of Statistical Science at Duke University. Discover…

R-Ladies Cotonou – A Community that Makes R Accessible for French-Speaking African Women

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Nadejda Sero, the founder of the R Ladies Cotonou chapter, shared with the R Consortium her experiences learning R, the challenges of running an R community in a developing country,…

Unlocking the Power of R for Insurance and Actuarial Science: Webinar Series Recap

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The R Consortium recently hosted a webinar series tailored specifically for insurance and actuarial science professionals. This series, called the R/Insurance webinar series, led by experts Georgios Bakoloukas and Benedikt…

Ann Arbor R User Group: Harnessing the Power of R and GitHub

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The R Consortium talked to Barry Decicco, founder, and organizer of the Ann Arbor R User Group, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Barry shared his experience working with R as…

Unraveling the term “Validation”: Join the Discussion at the R Validation Hub Community Meeting on February 20, 2024 

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Dive into the world of validation at the first R Validation Hub community meeting of the year! What defines a validated R package? Is it ensuring reproducibility across systems? Prioritizing…

R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) Grant Program Accepting Proposals starting March 1st!

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The R Consortium is excited to announce the opening of our call for proposals for the 2024 Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) Grant Program on March 1st, 2024. This initiative is…

Improving with R: Kylie Bemis Unveils Enhanced Signal Processing with Matter 2.4 Upgrade

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The R Consortium recently connected with Kylie Bemis, assistant teaching professor at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. She has a keen interest in statistical computing frameworks…

Join Our Upcoming Webinar: Master Tidy Finance & Access Financial Data with Expert Christoph Scheuch

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Are you passionate about financial economics and eager to learn more about empirical research methods? Then our upcoming webinar is an unmissable opportunity for you! Discover Tidy Finance: A Revolutionary…

Natalia Andriychuk on RUGs, Pfizer R Center of Excellence, and Open Source Projects: Fostering R Communities Inside and Out

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The R Consortium recently talked with Natalia Andriychuk, Statistical Data Scientist at Pfizer and co-founder of the RTP R User Group (Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, North Carolina), to get…

Webinar for R and Databases!  How Oracle Machine Learning for R Helps with ML and Massive Datasets

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Are you seeking faster R data processing and enhanced machine learning capabilities for massive datasets in databases? Look no further. Join us in our upcoming webinar to discover how Oracle…

2024 RUGS Program Progress: Reviewing Grants and Empowering R Communities

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Quick update on the 2024 R User Groups (RUGS) Program. The review of the first batch of grants is in progress, marking the beginning of the awarding phase. But there’s…

Join “Fake it Until You Make it: How and Why to Simulate Data” – First Glasgow User Group Event of the Year

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Last year, Antonio Hegar of the R Glasgow user group shared the challenges of organizing an R user group in Glasgow. The group now regularly hosts events, attracting local R…

Satellite Data with R: Unveiling Earth’s Surface Using the ICESat2R Package

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The R Consortium recently connected with Lampros Sp. Mouselimis, the creator of the ICESat2R package, discussing the ICESat-2 mission, a significant initiative in understanding the Earth's surface dynamics. This NASA…

Rebooting the Warsaw R Community in 2024: Insights from Kamil Sijko’s Journey and Future Aspirations

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Recently, Kamil Sijko of the Warsaw R User Group discussed with the R Consortium his transition from academia to leading data science in the business sector. He noted the current…

From Vision to Action: Pfizer’s R Adoption Odyssey – Join the Webinar on February 8, 2024

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In the rapidly evolving sphere of pharmaceutical data analysis, a significant transition is taking place – the shift from traditional SAS to the versatile R programming language. Pfizer, a trailblazer…

R for Public Health Data Analysis in Karachi, Pakistan

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The Karachi R User Group, Pakistan, hosted its second event, “Unveiling the Power of R Shiny Dashboards,” on December 30, 2023. The R Consortium spoke with Uzair Aslam, the group’s…

Financial Assistance is Available for Your R User Group in 2024!

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The R Consortium is excited to open the doors to the 2024 RUGS Program, starting January 8th, 2024! We are committed to supporting R User Groups (RUGS) worldwide in your…

Harness the Power of R for Survival Analysis: Join Our {ggsurvfit} Webinar!

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Hello, Data Enthusiasts! Are you ready to take your data visualization skills to the next level in the fascinating world of survival analysis? We're thrilled to invite you to our…

How Inclusivity, Women in STEM, and Trips to the Pub Together Enrich the Manchester R User Group in the UK

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Zac Nash and Abbie Brookes, co-founders of MancR (left), and Jeremy Horne (right), Director of Datacove The R Consortium recently reached out to Abbie Brookes, Senior Analyst and AI Consultant…

Salt Lake City R User Group’s Success Story: Blending In-Person and Online Events

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Last year, Julia Silge, co-organizer of the Salt Lake City R User Group discussed the group's plans to meld in-person and online activities with the R Consortium. This year, Andrew…

In-Person Shiny in Production Conference Hosted by North East Data Science Group in Newcastle, UK

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The North East Data Scientists group hosts the annual Shiny in Production Conference. Colin Gillespie shared the details of the event, how it’s grown in its second year, and how…

Scaling R to Use with Enterprise Strength Databases

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This blog is contributed by Mark Hornick, Senior Director, Oracle Machine Learning. Oracle is an R Consortium member. Hey R users! You rely on R as a powerful language and…

Empowering R in Paris: Mouna Belaid’s Journey with R-Ladies and the French R Community

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Mouna earned the Opportunity Scholarship for the Posit 2023 Conference and thoroughly enjoyed the amazing experience. The R Consortium recently interviewed Mouna Belaid, a co-organizer of R-Ladies Paris, who provided…

Introduction of R activities in Japan 

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Guest blog contributed by Rikimaru Nishimura, Statistical Programming, Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K. I would like to introduce the task force of Open-Source Software (OSS) in Data Science Expert Committee, Drug Evaluation…

New R/Insurance Webinar Series: The Journey from Excel to High-Performance Programming in R

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Introduction: The actuarial profession is on the cusp of a transformation spearheaded by integrating programming into the traditional spreadsheet-based workflow. Georgios Bakoloukas, Head Model and Analytics, Swiss Re and Benedikt…

Webinar: Use of R in Japan’s Pharma Industry

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The use of the R programming language has seen exponential growth across industries, with its role being especially pronounced in the pharmaceutical sector. Japan stands out in this growth narrative,…

femR: Bridging Physics and Statistics in R with Support from the R Consortium

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Laura M. Sangalli is a professor of Statistics at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Her research interests include functional data analysis, high-dimensional and complex data, spatial data analysis, and biostatistics. With…

R Implementation in China’s Pharmaceutical Industry in 2023

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Guest blog contributed by Wenlan Pan, Statistical Programmer Analyst, Johnson & Johnson Transforming the Landscape - The Rise of R in the China Pharmaceutical Industry In recent years, the China…

R Validation Hub Community Meeting – December Recap

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After a brief hiatus, the R Validation Hub recently reconvened for its community meeting, celebrating a year of remarkable achievements and setting the stage for future endeavors. In 2023, the…

Be Part of the Global R community!

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Contributed post by Mike Smith, Senior Director Statistics at Pfizer Photo credit: R-Ladies at LatinR 2023 There’s likely a group of people meeting fairly near where you are right now,…

R in Action: Madrid R Users Group on Trends and Insights Navigating R’s Evolution and Future Trends in Madrid’s Dynamic Industry

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Madrid R Users Group (RUG) is a community of industry professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds that provides a learning and networking platform. The organizing committee of the Madrid…

deposits R Package Delivers a Common Workflow for R Users

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Mark Padgham, a Software Research Scientist for rOpenSci, has decades of experience in R, C, and C++, and maintains many packages on CRAN. Mark is leading the development of the…

2023 : A Year of Progress for PHUSE CAMIS Working Group.

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This blog post contributed by PHUSE CAMIS As we draw towards the end of 2023, the PHUSE CAMIS Working Group reflect on their key progress and successes this year. The CAMIS…

Igniting Innovation: Bilikisu Wunmi Olatunji’s Journey with Abuja’s Thriving R User Community

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The R Consortium recently caught up with Bilikisu Wunmi Olatunji, founder of the Abuja R User Group and R-Ladies Abuja. Bilikisu shared they began conducting in-person meetups last month by…

R Validation Hub: Wrapping up 2023 and Welcoming 2024!

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Abstract: Join us on November 28th for our last Community meeting of 2023. The R Validation Hub's Executive Committee will summarize this year's achievements, our presence at conferences and other…

From Local Roots to Global Reach: The Collaborative Expansion of R-Ladies Gaborone

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The R Consortium recently spoke to Simisani Ndaba, Founder and Organiser of R-Ladies Gaborone. Since the last time we spoke to R-Ladies Gaborone, Simisani has expanded the group to other…

Webinar: Discover the Future of R in Regulatory Submissions

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Are you an analyst, statistician, or data science enthusiast keen on understanding how open source software like R shapes the future of regulatory submissions? This webinar is for you! "R…

Highlights from R-Ladies Paris Hybrid Meetup Empowering Community Outreach

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This blog post contributed by Mouna Belaid, on behalf of the R-Ladies Paris team We were delighted to host a recent hybrid event called Feedback from Experiences in Data Science…

Dive Into R: Collaborate with the Indy UserR Group as a Newsletter Contributor!

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R Consortium recently talked to Sam Parmar of the Indy UseR group about using R in public health and pharma in Indianapolis. Sam also spoke about his volunteer work with…

Pfizer Leaders Discuss the Adoption of Open Source, Predominantly R, in Clinical Trial Reporting

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In this PHUSE video interview, Pfizer is making strides in incorporating open source tools into its clinical reporting processes. Michael Rimler, PHUSE Open Source Technologies Director, brings in Mike Smith,…

R Quixote in Spain: Organizing Annual R Conference and Writing Book for Hispanic R Users

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The R Consortium recently had the opportunity to talk to Isidro Hidalgo Arellano and Gema Fernández-Avilés Calderón of the R Quixote user group in Spain. They discussed the R for…

PHUSE Connect EU 2023 –  Clinical Data Science Conference – Coming in Early November

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Blog post for R Consortium partner PHUSE Join PHUSE in Birmingham, UK, from November 5-8 for an event that promises to energise your learning through connection with the PHUSE Community…

Ted Laderas Discusses CascadiaR and the Diverse R Community in Portland

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Ted Laderas of the Portland R User Group shared his experience of pioneering the Cascadia R Conference for the Pacific Northwest and the West Coast. The conference is now in…

satRdays infrastructure update – ISC Funded Project

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satRdays are R-focused conferences that are held on Saturdays. They happen all over the globe, and are organized by local R community organizers to help and grow the local community.  …

Giving Back to the R Community in Edmonton, Alberta, through Open Source Package Development and Educational Blogs

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Peter Solymos of the Edmonton R User Group (Yegrug) recently spoke to the R Consortium about the growing acceptance of R in the industry in Edmonton. He also discussed his…

R Conference 2023: Malaysia’s Largest Face-to-Face Annual R Conference 

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The R Consortium recently reconnected with Poo “KH” Kuan Hoong, founder of the Malaysia R User Group (Also on Facebook). We talked with KH last year when he spoke about…

Shiny App Successfully Reviewed by FDA CDER Staff (Pilot 2 Announcement 2)

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The R Consortium is pleased to announce that on Sept 27, 2023, the R Submissions Working Group successfully completed the follow-up to the pilot 2 R shiny based submission and…

Empowering Healthcare with R: Javier Orraca-Deatcu’s Journey from Finance to Predictive Health Models

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Javier Orraca-Deatcu of the Southern California R User Group (SoCal RUG) highlighted his work at a health insurance company for quality of life improvements through data science models. He uses…

A Continental Movement: LatinR Event is Face-to-Face in Montevideo, Uruguay This Year

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LatinR 2023 is being held October 18-23, 2023, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Presentations are held in Spanish, Portuguese, or English. Register now!  LatinR was founded in 2017, Natalia da Silva, Riva…

Utilizing R for Reproducible Open Science Research in Tucson, Arizona

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The R-Consortium recently talked to Adriana Picoral of the R-Ladies Tucson about the diverse R community in Tucson, Arizona. Adriana founded the R-Ladies chapter in 2018 and has been actively…

R User Group Philippines Turns 10

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The R User Group-Philippines (RUG-PH) celebrated its 10th anniversary on the 16th of August. The group marked the occasion with its first physical event since the pandemic, and it highlighted…

First Publicly Available R-Based Submission Package Submitted to FDA (Pilot 3)

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The R Consortium is pleased to announce that on August 28, 2023, the R Submissions Working Group successfully submitted an R-based test submission pilot 3 package through the FDA eCTD…

R Validation Hub’s {riskassessment} Application – Mini Series Part 2

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The R Validation Hub - a working group established within the R Consortium to support the adoption of R within a biopharmaceutical regulatory setting - held a two-part mini-series about…

R Validation Hub’s Risk Metric Application and Risk Score – Mini Series Part 1

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The R Validation Hub - a working group established within the R Consortium to support the adoption of R within a biopharmaceutical regulatory setting - held a two-part mini-series about…

Spatial Data Science Using R in Berlin, Germany

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The Berlin R User Group fosters a diverse and vibrant R community in Berlin. Rafael Camargo shared some insights from his experience regarding the potential of R and some anecdotes…

Grants For R Language Infrastructure Projects Available Now!

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Round two is here! The R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) orchestrates two rounds of proposal calls and grant awards per year to fortify the R ecosystem's technical infrastructure. We…

Use of R for Pharma in Rosario, Argentina

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Ivan Millanes from the R en Rosario recently talked to the R-Consortium. He shared the group’s vision to create an inclusive knowledge-sharing platform for a diverse R community in Rosario.…

New Executive Director Position Created at R Consortium

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Motivated by the growth of the R Consortium over the past several years and the expansion of activities, the R Consortium Board of Directors has taken a step to ensure…

R-Ladies Morelia, Mexico, hosts First Anniversary Event on July 31, 2023

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R-Ladies Morelia is celebrating its first anniversary on the 31st of July 2023, and hosting a hybrid event to mark this occasion. In this event, they plan on providing the…

A Memorable Experience: Attending the NYC-R Conference and Key Takeaways

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This is a guest post by Joseph Korszun, Senior Manager of Data Solutions at ProCogia. ProCogia is a member of the R Consortium. Joe is a data scientist with a…

Use of R in Non-Profit Social Policy Research in New York

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Dorota Rizik of the R Ladies New York recently talked to the R Consortium about the diverse R community in New York. She also discussed how her current job at…

R Consortium Funded Project Extendr Provides Rust Extensions for R

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Andy Thomason, code performance consultant and lecturer at the University of London covering programming, physics and AI courses focused on game development, created an open source project to add Rust’s…

Change in R Consortium Leadership – Thank you, Joseph Rickert!

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After serving as chair of the board for the R Consortium and being involved in multiple R Consortium committees both on the technical and community development sides, as well as…

R Validation Hub Community Meeting – June Recap ↺

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The R Validation Hub recently had its community meeting after a brief hiatus. The team discussed announcements, common challenges, and brainstormed ideas for possible future projects through the R Validation…

R for Predictive Modeling and Data Visualization in Turkey

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Mustafa Cavus, organizer of the Eskisehir R User Group, in Turkey, discussed the diverse and thriving R community in Eskisehir. He shared the details of a 4-day event hosted by…

Coming in July! 🔥 We Have a 20% off Promo Code – Data Scientists & Data Professionals at New York R Conference

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The R Consortium is sponsoring the New York R Conference, presented by Lander Analytics! This in-person and virtual conference will be running from July 13-14, with workshops (tickets sold separately)…

Renewing the R Consortium Census Working Group

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Guest author: Ari Lamstein Ari Lamstein is a Director of Analytics at MarketBridge, a Marketing Analytics Consultancy. Back in 2018, when I was most involved in developing choroplethr, Joe Rickert,…

Learnings and Reflection from Case Studies: What is Next for the R Validation Hub?

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Join us for an update from the R Consortium's R Validation Hub, which supports the use of R within regulated industries. The community meeting will be on June 27, 12…

Use of R for Meta-Research in Zürich

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The R Consortium recently talked to Rachel Heyard of the Zürich R User Group to discuss the vibrant R community in Zürich. The group collaborates with different companies in Zürich…

R Consortium Funding for R User Groups! Highlighting R-Ladies São Paulo

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The R Consortium has begun the disbursement of grants to help R User Groups (RUGS) around the world organize, share information, and support each other. We are currently accepting applications…

Bridging Ecology, Statistics, and Data Science with R for Biodiversity and Climate Change Research

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Francisco Rodríguez Sánchez shared with the R Consortium how the R language has changed and improved his work as a computational ecologist, leading him to become a passionate advocate, professional,…

Comparing Analysis Method Implementations in Software (CAMIS)

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CAMIS is a PHUSE working group in collaboration with PSI and the R consortium. Initially, the repository contains R and SAS analysis result comparisons, however, the team hopes to extend to…

R Consortium-Funded R Package “matter” Helps Solve Larger-Than-Memory Issues

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Have you ever run into the problem of trying to write a vector or matrix that R cannot store? Dr. Kylie Bemis, faculty in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences…

{fusen}: Simplifying Writing Packages for R Users

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The R Consortium recently talked to Sébastien Rochette, organizer of the Meetup R Nantes, about his involvement in the R community. The group hosts a mix of physical and online…

Welcome to our newest member Parexel!

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The R Consortium, a Linux Foundation project supporting the R Foundation and R community, today announced that Parexel has joined the R Consortium as a Silver Member.  Parexel is a…

Better Understanding Your Tools Choices with Online Book HTTP Testing in R

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Working with internet sources can be a tricky subject. In order to deal with modern packages and workflows, a resource for testing online packages can be very useful. R Consortium…

The 15th Annual R/Finance Conference 2023

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The fifteenth annual R/Finance conference for applied finance using R will be held on May 19 and 20, 2023 in Chicago, IL, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  The…

{riskassessment} app from the R Validation Hub voted best Shiny app at shinyConf 2023! 🎉

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The {riskassessment} app, presented by Aaron Clark from the R Validation Hub, was voted best Shiny app at shinyConf 2023. Congratulations! The Demo app: https://rinpharma.shinyapps.io/risk_assessment/  GitHub: https://github.com/pharmaR/riskassessment  User guide: https://pharmar.github.io/riskassessment/ …

Teaching and Translating R Resources in Nepal

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Binod Jung Bogati, the organizer of the R User Group Nepal, discussed his experience of fostering the budding R community in Nepal. He shared the details of a recent beginner…

Sketch Package looks to add JavaScript to R packages

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Jackson Kwok, Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) recipient for the 2020 cycle, discusses the project Sketch and its implementation in 2021 as an R Package in the CRAN environment. The Sketch…

R Applied to Epidemiology and Infectious Disease in Glasgow

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Antonio Hegar, organizer of the R Glasgow user group (also on Twitter), shared with the R Consortium his efforts to build an R community in Glasgow. He discussed the widespread…

Using R to Develop Solutions for Industrial Problems

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Vincent Guyader talked to the R Consortium about his background with the R language, describing his acquisition of experience and skills in developing solutions to scientific and industrial problems. He…

The 2023 RUGS Program is awarding grants for 2023!

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Here! The R Consortium gives grants to help R User Groups (RUGS) around the world organize, share information, and support each other. We are currently accepting applications!  The R Consortium…

Global Fishing Watch Helps Protect Critical Marine Ecosystems Through Open Data and Innovative Technology

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Interactive map and R package enable the research community with new insights about the ocean Global Fishing Watch is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing ocean governance through increased…

Adoption of R by Actuaries Community in Melbourne

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Dr. Maria Prokofieva of the Business Analytics and R Business User Group, Melbourne, recently talked to the R Consortium about the growing use of R and Data Science in Australia.…

Use of R in Agricultural Chemical Industry in Chile

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Daniel Fischer of the UseR Chile Group recently talked to the R Consortium about the use of R for Data Analysis in Chile. He shared that even though there is…

Uniting R Professionals Across Disciplines for Data-Driven Insights in Maine

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Donald Szlosek, the MaineR User Group organizer, recently highlighted the significant growth and impact of the R community in Maine to the R Consortium. Donald emphasizes the crucial role of…

R in Finance and Accounting Sector in Korea

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Woo June Jung, Founder of the R Korea Group (also on Facebook) recently talked to the R Consortium to discuss his efforts to promote the use of R in Korea.…

Announcing R/Medicine 2023!

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Join us at R/Medicine 2023! The 6th annual conference will be fully virtual from June 5 through 9 and feature two days of workshops followed by a day of demos,…

Kaizen Project for R Package Documentation

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Anyone familiar with R will know that in addition to being a superb language for statistical computing, it comprises an ecosystem and community of extraordinary depth and commitment. Because of…

Use of R for Marketing and CRM in Tunisia

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The R Consortium recently interviewed Amal Tlili of the Tunis R User Group (Also on Twitter) to discuss her background in R and the use of R in the industry…

Data Science Program for French-speaking Women in Africa

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The R Consortium is happy to announce and help promote the Data Science project for French-speaking Women in Africa. This program begins on March 6th, 2023, and will be led…

Adoption and Expansion of R in Human Resources in Argentina

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Sergio García Mora, founder and organizer of the R4HR Club de R para RRHH, gives us a deep dive into the success of the R community in Buenos Aires, a…

Happy 23rd Birthday R!

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R is turning 23 this year on February 28/29th! R 1.0.0 was first released on February 29, 2000, implementing a dialect of the language S, which was developed at Bell…

R-Ladies Vitória: Use of R for Public Policy Decisions on Maternal and Child Health in Brazil

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The R Consortium recently talked to Agatha Rodrigues of the R-Ladies Vitória. Agatha talked about the growing R community in Vitória and stressed the importance of further promoting the use…

Grupo de Usuarios de R de Madrid Collaborates with the National R Congress in Spain

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Carlos Ortega, organizer of Grupo de Usuarios de R de Madrid (Madrid useR Group), shares about the thriving community in Madrid, Spain. Carlos highlights the group's loyal members and the…

Comeback! Reviving the Warwick R User Group with In-Person and Online Events

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Dr. Heather Turner of the Warwick R User Group (also on Twitter) recently talked to the R Consortium about the group’s struggle to stay active amid the pandemic. With the…

How a UseR! 2014 Experience Led to the Development of a 1,700-member R Community in Budapest

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Dr. Gergely Daróczi is an active member of the R community, founder of the Budapest Users of R Network Group and organizer of the satRday and eRum conferences. Gergely shares…

Inclusive Space for Bio-Data and Medical R Group in Tampa, Florida

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Paul Stewart of the Moffitt Cancer Center Bio-Data Club talked to the R Consortium about the group’s experience of shifting events online. Paul shared that despite his initial concerns they…

R en Buenos Aires in 2023: Compiling a list of Latin American R packages

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The R Consortium caught up with Elio Campitelli, organizer of the R en Buenos Aires Group in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to talk about their experience leading a group with almost…

Learning the Fundamentals of R, Workshop with R-Ladies Gaborone and Botswana R User Group

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By: Simisani Ndaba and Edson Kambeu  Starting from the far left; Simisani Ndaba (Instructor), Reatile Setilo, Phenyo Sabone, Kelly Masoto, Epiphany Ntongana, Edson Kambeu (Instructor), Emma Ramajalwa, Boago Okgetheng Saturday…

Regaining Momentum with In-Person Meetups

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The R Consortium caught up with Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck of the BernR User Group to talk about the challenges of organizing an R User Group during the pandemic. The group has…

UPDATE: Successful R-Based Package Submission with Shiny Component to FDA

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The R Consortium is happy to announce that on Nov 18th, 2022, the R Submissions Working Group successfully submitted a test submission package with a Shiny component through the FDA…

A Community Gathering in Oxford for Learning about R and Networking Opportunities

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The Oxford R useR Group organizers are leading the R meetup effort in Oxford, UK. The group has over 600 subscribers and brings together >20 R enthusiasts together monthly in…

Spreading a Passion for R with the Münster Community in Germany

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Dr. Shirin Elsinghorst recently shared her great experience with the R language, motivating her to start the Münster R useR Germany. Shirin shared how R has become a very important…

Going Global During the Pandemic

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Vassilis Georgiou of the AthensR User Group talked to the R-Consortium about the group’s journey during the pandemic. Even though the group wasn’t hosting very regular online meetups, it remained…

Promoting the Use of R in Mali

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The R Consortium recently caught up with Fousseynou Bah of the Bamako Data Science Group (also on Facebook) and talked about the budding R community in Mali. Online events allowed…

2022 Government & Public Sector R Conference

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We are proud sponsors of the 2022 Government & Public Sector R Conference hosted by Lander Analytics! This year’s conference will take place on December 1st & 2nd with workshops…

Preparing to Thrive by Collaborating with Local Universities

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Vivek Patil of the Inland Northwest R User Group (INRUG) talked to the R Consortium about the R Community located in Spokane, Washington, the diverse group of members of INRUG,…

A Survey of Changes around the Tidyverse Package in R

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Date: Friday, 28th October, 2022 • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm (WAT) Register Here: https://forms.gle/TGinG326AgHrfqej7 Join the Osun RUG, Nigeria at their event on A Survey of Changes around the Tidyverse…

Hosting Malaysia’s Largest Annual R Conference

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Poo Kuan Hoong of the Malaysia R User Group (Also on Facebook) recently talked to the R-Consortium. He discussed the group’s rather smooth transition to regular online events. The group…

Bringing Back an R useR Group to Edmonton!

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The R Consortium recently spoke with Dr. Péter Sólymos, organizer of Edmonton R User Group-Yegrug, Edmonton, Canada, about how his interest in learning R came up, how he currently uses…

New Repositories Working Group

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The R Validation Hub is happy to announce the Regulatory R Repository Working Group, which will be tasked with designing and prototyping the tools to support a cross-pharma, collaborative repository…

Acing Virtual Events with Networking Sessions and Collaboration

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The R Consortium recently caught up with Alyssa Columbus of R-Ladies Irvine (also on MeetUp and Twitter) to discuss the group’s progress during the pandemic. Alyssa discussed the group’s efforts…

Leading the Way for New R useRs with Strong Connections To Local Universities

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The R Consortium recently spoke with Ryan Benz, one of the organizers for the Southern California R Users Group which covers Los Angeles and Orange County, CA. Ryan shares more…

R Users Group Gainesville: Experimenting with New Event Formats

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The R Consortium recently caught up with Geraldine Klarenberg of the R Users Group Gainesville (also on Twitter) to talk about the group's journey during the pandemic. Besides the regular…

The R Consortium Needs Your Help with satRdays

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The September Call for Proposals is now open, and the Infrastructure Steering Committee would like to encourage proposals from the R Community to upgrade the software infrastructure supporting the satRdays…

Taking on Virtual Events with Regular Structured and Casual Meetups ☕️

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The R Consortium recently interviewed John Blischak and Tim Hoolihan with the Cleveland R UseR Group. The organizers share more about how the group managed to continue to grow with…

Financial Industry Supports Robust Vienna R Community

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R Consortium recently talked to Mario Amau, co-organizer of the Vienna<-R about the lively R community in Vienna. The group is committed to providing its members with valuable talks and…

How a Local Community Produced the First Nation-wide R useR Group

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The R Consortium recently interviewed Szilard Pafka with the Real Data Science USA R Group (formerly known as the Los Angeles R User Group). The former Los Angeles R useR…

R-Ladies Taipei Hopes to Host Hybrid Events in the Future

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Kristen Chan of R-Ladies Taipei talked to R-Consortium about the unique pandemic situation in Taiwan. Originally, Taiwan was able to keep the pandemic under control, so the group was able…

From Novice to Industry Professionals, the East Bay R Enthusiasts Welcomes Everyone

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R Consortium recently talked to Allan Miller with the East Bay R Language Enthusiasts Group about the group's history and success in environmental and health industries. The group aims to…

Community Call to Action for ISC Grant Proposal Ideas

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Every year, The R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) conducts two cycles of calling for proposals and awarding grants for projects that will enhance the technical infrastructure of the R…

Online Event – Design and Analysis of Experiments with R Syntax

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The Osun R Users group in Nigeria will be hosting a two-hour Zoom class webinar on Design and Analysis of Experiments with R Syntax!  Register Today! Dr. Ayubu Anapapa Okango…

Namibia R Users Group: Fostering the Budding R Community in Namibia

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R Consortium recently talked to Tuli Amutenya of the Namibia R Users Group about the challenges of starting a group during the pandemic. She shared the struggle of keeping the…

From the R Business Working Group – R is for actuaRies

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Originally posted in the RStudio R Community blog, written by Dr. Maria Prokofieva, professor, Victoria University Business School, Australia, and works with CPA Australia. Dr. Prokofieva is a member of…

R Ladies Philly is Making a Difference with its Annual Datathon Focused on Local Issues

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Alice Walsh and Karla Fettich of the R Ladies Philly talked to the R Consortium about the thriving R Community in Philadelphia. The group has broadened its reach both locally…

Interview with Ehouman Evans – Experience with R and Use with Agroforestry in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

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View the full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yW5TRZslj8  Ehouman Evans (Ph.D.), Agroforestry Project Manager at CIRAD, gives an interview to the R Consortium about his journey with R, his career, how he’s applied…

Campus useR Group Frankfurt Using Non-Traditional Techniques to Increase Information Sharing

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R Consortium recently talked to Till Straube of the Campus UseR Group, Frankfurt, Germany, about the group’s aim to provide an informal knowledge-sharing environment for Campus R users. The unique…

Robin Donatello Talks About Growing an R Community at a State University

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Growing a user base for R at a university can be challenging at the best of times, especially when dealing with the silos that are present in the university system.…

R Ladies Santa Rosa Leading with Other R Communities in Latin America to Create More Accessibility

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R consortium talks to Yanina Bellini Saibene about how the pandemic has affected the R-Ladies Santa Rosa. Rather than being reactive to the events of the pandemic, she started a…

Indy UseR Growing as New Businesses like Insurance and Pharmaceuticals Move into Indianapolis

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Shankar Vaidyaraman and Derrick Kearney sit down with R Consortium to talk about how the Indy UseR Group coped with the pandemic. They started moving towards online events early, how…

R Ladies Cuernavaca Partners with Biotechnology Institute to Quickly Expand Reach in 2022

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Nothing is harder than starting right as the pandemic hits. Today, R Consortium talks to Joselyn Chávez of R Ladies Cuernavaca about what it was like to establish a chapter…

Virtual Events Opened New Horizons for R-Ladies Dallas

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R-Consortium talked to Dr. Sydeaka Watson of the Dallas, Texas chapter of R-Ladies Global about turning the challenges of the pandemic into opportunities for the group. She shared the initial…

R Lille Group Organizer, Mickaël Canouil, Talks About Guiding New Users

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R Consortium talks to Mickaël Canouil about the idea of reproducible teaching tools, cross-platform support, and the use of package building in his community. Mickaël says one of the most…

Francophone SatRday Conference Coming Soon – Save the Date!

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The next Francophone SatRday Conference will be Saturday, August 6, at 9 am UTC, and will cover Using R for Data Science and Epidemiology. Join experts Ehouman Evans, Marie Ruth…

New R Community in Botswana Wants to Implement Data Into Local Businesses

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Many of the local businesses in Africa have no idea of what data can be used for or how it can be used to help their business. R Consortium talks…

North East Data Scientists Group Works As a Professional Group

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R Consortium talks to Colin Gillespie (from Jumping Rivers) about how a relatively small area deals with increasing membership, what companies are doing to make their data science teams more…

A-State R User Group Hope to Make a Comeback with Physical Events This Summer

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R consortium talked to Emily Bellis and Asela Wijeratne, organizers of the A-State R User Group, about their campus R user group. They discussed the struggle of managing a new…

R-Ladies Cotonou Talks About Running an R users Group in Benin, West Africa

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A lot of what we use in the day to day life in the developed world may not always be available to those in the developing world. R Consortium talks…

Bakersfield Data Analytics and R Users Group: Collaboration and the Need to Reach Out to Students

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R Consortium talked to Zhenning (Jimmy) Xu of the Bakersfield Data Analytics and R Users Group about the challenges of engaging members of a small and budding R community. Zhenning…

New Member Pfizer Joins R Consortium

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2022 – The R Consortium, a Linux Foundation project supporting the R Foundation and worldwide R community, today announced that Pfizer has joined as a Silver…

Announcing R/Medicine 2022!

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Announcing R/Medicine 2022! The conference will be fully virtual from August 23 through 26 and feature two days of workshops (included with the low registration fee!) and two days of keynotes featuring…

R Users Group Seville, Spain Looks Forward to Interactive Hybrid Events in the Future

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R Consortium recently talked to Francisco Rodriguez-Sanchez of Seville R User Group (also on Twitter) about the growth of the group over the years and the challenges of online events.…

Announcing the New R User Groups, Conferences, and Training Program

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The R Consortium is pleased to announce the new 2022 R User Groups (RUGs), Conferences and Training program. This is an updated version of the RUGS program of previous years…

ISC Call for Proposals – Now Accepting Applications

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The first 2022 call for proposals for R Consortium Infrastructure Steering (ISC) grants is now open and will be accepting proposals through May 1, 2022. This year, the R Consortium has…

COVID-19 Data Hub Paper Published in Nature Scientific Data

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“A worldwide epidemiological database for COVID-19 at fine-grained spatial resolution” by COVID-19 Data Hub developer, Emanuele Guidotti was published in Scientific Data on the March 28, 2022, and is available…

Sylhet R User Group in Bangladesh Hopes to Get Back on Track with Physical Events

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R Consortium talked to Bolaram Paul of the Sylhet R User Group about the challenges faced by the group because of the pandemic. As a group focused on physical events,…

UPDATE: Successful R-based Test Package Submitted to FDA

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The R Consortium is happy to announce that the R Submissions Working Group successfully completed the follow-up to the original pilot 1 eCTD submission! All submission materials can be found…

Eswatini R Users Group Forging Ahead Despite Pandemic Hurdles

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R Consortium recently caught up with Emmanuel Olamijuwon and Nontsikelelo Shongwe, organizers of the Eswatini R Users Group (Twitter: EswatiniUseR). They discussed how the R user base is growing in…

Hiring a New Community Manager for rOpenSci

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From the rOpenSci Project The rOpenSci project, a developer collective that develops tools and fosters community to enable open science with R, is hiring a new community manager. rOpenSci is…

Risk Assessment Shiny App – Update from R Validation Hub

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Recent update by Marly Cormar on the Risk Assessment Shiny App. Marly is an executive committee member of the R Validation Hub where she advocates for the use of R…

Murcia R Users Group (UMUR) in Spain Didn’t Let the Pandemic Break its Momentum

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R Consortium recently talked with Aurora González Vidal of UMUR Asociación de Usuarios de R Murcia (Also on Twitter). She covered the historic involvement of Murcia in the evolution of…

How Abidjan R User Group Is Leveraging Online Meetups To Go Beyond Borders

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Anicet Ebou is a PhD student in Bioinformatics at the Institut National Polytechnique Félix HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY de Yamoussoukro (INP-HB), Ivory Coast. He works as a bioinformatician to design tools and methods…

R-Ladies Galapagos Chapter on Collaborations, Challenges, and Opportunities During the Pandemic

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R Consortium talked to Denisse Fierro Arcos of the R-Ladies Galapagos Chapter (also on Twitter) about the struggles of managing an R-Ladies group during the pandemic. Denisse talked about the…

Using the Local Dialect to Teach R Programming

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Tell us about yourself My name is Dattijo Murtala Makama, I am currently working as a Senior Software Engineer at the National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR). I…

Salt Lake City R User Group Looks to Meld In-person and Online Activities

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Salt Lake City R User Group noticed that their users were missing something during their online meetings. R Consortium talks to Julia Silge about how they planned on mixing online…

COVID Is Accelerating the Growth and Reach of the R-Ladies Johannesburg Community

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The R consortium recently checked in with Vebashini Naidoo, one of the organizers of the R-Ladies Johannesburg. The group started in July 2018 and has so far had 19 physical meetings…

R User Group Kano, Nigeria, is Bringing in the Next Generation of Students to the R Community

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The R Consortium recently reached out to Umar Isah Adam to find out more about the status of the R User Group Kano. Umar is a freelance data analyst who…

How the Lagos R User Group Has Leveraged the Pandemic

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Folajimi Aroloye is a data analytics professional and educator. He is the organizer for the Lagos R User Group. He is involved in capacity building. Folajimi started his data science…

R-Ladies Lagos on Data Visualization and Hybrid Events

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Alimi Eyitayo is a Graduate of Computer Engineering and a social engineering professional with over 12 years of experience in the field of information technology. She is an international speaker…

New Data Science Degree in Zimbabwe Universities Fueling Interest and Growth in R Programming

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R consortium had a discussion with Asimbongeni Dhlodhlo, one of the key leaders spearheading the ZimR UseRs group in Zimbabwe. He talks on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them…

Calgary R User Group on the Importance of Math Education

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Jonathan Lin of the Calgary R User group (meetup | website) talks to R Consortium about their adaptation into the COVID world and their struggles with the higher production value…

Osun R User Group in Nigeria talks about Spreading the Gospel of R across Africa

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The R consortium spoke with Timothy Ogunleye on adapting to fit the system during the lockdown. We found out how they were able to adjust and move from having so…

Oslo UseR! Group’s Diverse and Inclusive Environment Has Fostered a Resilient R Community

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R Consortium talked to Raoul Wolf of the Oslo UseR! Group about the wide adoption of R in Norway, both in academia and industry. He explained how the pandemic initially…

Successful R-based Test Package Submitted to FDA

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The R Consortium is happy to announce that on Nov 22nd, 2021, the R Submissions Working Group successfully submitted an R-based test submission package through the FDA eCTD gateway! The…

Need to Code a Difficult Pharma Stats Table? The R Tables for Regulatory Submissions (RTRS) Working Group Wants to Know

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The R Consortium’s R Tables for Regulatory Submissions (RTRS) Working Group has made considerable progress in identifying and working through the issues involved with developing a modern R based framework…

R Skopje in North Macedonia Talks About the Challenges of Virtual Events for Smaller Communities

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The R-Consortium talked to Novica Nakov of R Skopje about the challenges of managing an R User Group during the pandemic. Novica told us about the budding R community in…

R Consortium Funding Delivers New Format for the R Journal

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By Di Cook, Mitch O'Hara-Wild, H. Sherry Zhang, Stephanie Kobakian, Michael Kane, Catherine Hurley, Simon Urbanek The R Journal is a primary outlet for publishing research of interest to the R community.…

Eskisehir R Users Group in Turkey Talks About Pushing Boundaries During the Lockdown

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The R consortium talked to Mustafa CAVUS of the Eskisehir R Users Group (also on Twitter) about handling group activities during the pandemic. Mustafa shared that online events during the…

Birmingham R talks about the difficulties of socializing in an online space

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One of the difficult parts of running a group in an online space is maintaining social interactions that you would normally foster with in-person meetups. R Consortium talks to Adnan…

Chile’s R Ladies Group is Open and Inclusive

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To understand what R Ladies in Santiago is like, R Consortium talked to Riva Quiroga about how they are dealing with organizing and meeting during the pandemic. We also discussed…

Starting the South Coast MA UseR Group: A first year in review

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By Amanda Hart, Co-organizer of South Coast MA UseR Group 2020 was a year of firsts: first global pandemic in my lifetime, first year working remotely, first year not traveling…

R Accra Talks About Expanding R in Ghana

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It can be difficult running an R user group in a country where R does not have a large following. R Consortium talked with Francis Mensah, who runs the R…

DataFest Tbilisi talks about AI, the need for people, and setting up teaching programs

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R consortium talks to Nino Macharashvili of DataFest Tbilisi (also on Facebook) on how they are dealing with life in the COVID age. As they were one of the early…

Largest Data Journalism Conference in Latin America Coda.Br Starts Nov 8

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The largest data journalism conference in Latin America reaches its sixth edition in a row bringing discussions on the climate crisis, access to information, and data protection, in addition to…

R in Pharma works to allow an open inclusive environment

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R Consortium talks to Harvey Lieberman on their growth both pre and post COVID. They have adapted in a way that promotes R in Pharma as well as allowing them…

R Hispano talks about the growth of local groups

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During the pandemic, we have seen a lot of growth within the R community. Recently, R Consortium talked to Emilio López Cano, president of R Hispano, about the growth of…

September 2021 ISC Call for Proposals – Now Open!

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The deadline for submitting proposals is October 31, 2021. The September 2021 ISC Call for Proposals is now open. The R Consortium’s Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) solicits progressive, pioneering projects…

EARL ONLINE 2021: HIGHLIGHTS

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Originally posted on Mango Solutions website The Enterprise Applications of the R Language Conference (EARL) is a cross-sector conference focusing on the commercial use of the R programming language. The…

Creating Successful R User Groups in Abuja, Nigeria

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Bilikisu Aderinto, Founder/Organizer of the Abuja R User Group and R-Ladies Abuja, talks about the lack of R User groups in her area, and her desire to start one, leading…

LA R Expands Beyond California

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R Consortium talks to LA R Users founder Szilard Pafka about how the community started, how they adapted to the pandemic and how things have evolved in the past fifteen…

Register now! PSI Scientific Meeting: Generating Insights through Modern Applications of Data Visualisation

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Upcoming event: PSI Scientific Meeting: Generating Insights through Modern Applications of Data Visualisation While data visualisation has been used to gain insights into medical data for over 150 years, modern methods including…

A Latin American R community for HR

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By Sergio Garcia Mora R4HR, formerly known as the Club de R para RRHH, is a Latin American based community whose mission is to spread the adoption of R in…

London RUG on Creating an Open and Inviting Group

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R Consortium talks to Laura Swales of the London R User Group on how they are dealing with COVID and changing some of the basics of their meeting. As they…

R Consortium and You – How to get involved

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By Mehar Pratap Singh, CEO and Founder – ProCogia R consortium fulfills a unique need in the growing data science space.  Also, R language resources are critical tools in the data-driven…

Latin R talks about the Trials of Starting a Conference in Latin America

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R Consortium talks to Yanina Bellini Saibene, Riva Quiroga, and Natalia da Silva on starting up a conference in Latin America, the importance of networking, and some of the difficulties…

R Ladies Montevideo, Uruguay, Explains How to Create a High Quality Conference in the Southern Hemisphere

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R Consortium talks to Daniela Vázquez of R Ladies Montevideo on how they are building community in Latin America and trying to host a conference that people would attend. The…

R Consortium Diversity & Inclusion – Speaker Nomination

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By Samantha Toet, Derrick Kearney, Sydeaka Watson, Gwynn Sturdevant, Kevin O’Brien, and Joe Rickert  We’re trying something new and we want your support.  One of the goals of the R-Consortium…

Stephan Kadauke from R/Medicine talks to R Consortium about Racial Bias

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Stephan Kadauke, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Lab Medicine. He runs the Cell and Gene Therapy Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and…

Working with Databases in R – Video Presentation from NairobiR and R-Ladies Nairobi

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During this Working with Databases in R online presentation, Christopher Maronga shares his years of practical experience in accessing and working with Databases in R. R Consortium assisted by providing…

R Conferences that Serve a Diverse Population

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The R Conference has been able to thrive with the changes that have occurred due to COVID. They also are planning for life post-COVID, with the lessons that they have…

New York City’s R Community’s Diverse Population Provides a Depth of Speakers

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R Consortium talked with Jared Lander about the R Community in the New York Metro area. The R Community's ability to draw upon not only their large metro area as…

Bioconductor Asia Membership Increasing Due to Going Virtual

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R Consortium talked to Bioconductor Asia co-organizer Matt Ritchie about the upcoming conference (BioC Asia 2021), how COVID has affected attendance at the conference, and how they deal with multilingualism…

R-Ladies Philly – Building our Online Community During the Pandemic

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Authored by: the R-Ladies Philly organizing team Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, R-Ladies Philly has shifted from local in-person meetups to virtual events. Hundreds of…

Tidyverse Overtakes For Loops in Melbourne, Australia

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R Consortium’s R User Group and Small Conference Support Program (RUGS) provides grants to help R groups around the world organize, share information and support each other. The wealth of…

Brazil’s R Community is Vibrant and Active

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R Consortium’s R User Group and Small Conference Support Program (RUGS) provides grants to help R groups around the world organize, share information and support each other. The wealth of…

Checking in with R-Ladies Taipei

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 Kristen Chan, R-Ladies Taipei organizer R Consortium’s R User Group and Small Conference Support Program (RUGS) is made to support R groups around the world by providing grants to help…

Spectacularly Prescient – satRday South Africa Covered COVID Data Before Pandemic Hit

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R Consortium’s R User Group and Small Conference Support Program (RUGS) provides grants to help R groups around the world organize, share information and support each other. The wealth of…

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Joins R Consortium

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GSK providing COVID era leadership, helping adoption of R Language as standard tool for pharmaceutical industry SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2021 – The R Consortium, a Linux Foundation project supporting…

Find out about the R Community in Zurich, Switzerland

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R Consortium’s R User Group and Small Conference Support Program (RUGS) provides grants to help R groups around the world organize, share information and support each other. The wealth of…

March 2021 ISC Call for Proposals – Now Open!

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The deadline for submitting proposals is April 19, 2021. The March 2021 ISC Call for Proposals is now open. The R Consortium’s Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) solicits progressive, pioneering projects that…

Upcoming Event: The role of data journalism in the COVID-19 pandemic

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Join us March 18, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PDT. More information! The role of data journalists in the scientific process has traditionally been overlooked. However, the most recent pandemic…

Major Success! Highlights from the Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods (CODA.br)

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On November 2 - 7, 2020, the 5th edition of the Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods (CODA.Br) took place with 50 national and international guest speakers and…

Interview with Nontsikelelo Shongwe, Co-Organizer of the Eswatini UseR Meetup Group

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On February 7th, 2021, in the very first in the Why R? World Series, Kevin O'Brien of the Why R? Foundation spoke with Nontsikelelo Shongwe, an enthusiastic R user from…

Decoding Case Data Through the COVID-19 Data Hub

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by Emanuele Guidotti & David Ardia, originally published in the Journal of Open Source Software In December 2019 the first cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology were reported in Wuhan…

The 2021 RUGS Program is Live!

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source: R User Groups on meetup.com - 35 countries • 85 groups • 65,200+ members The R Consortium is excited to announce the 2021 R User Group and Small Conference Support Program (RUGS). We…

Use Your R Skills to Fight COVID-19 – COVID-19 Challenge Funded by R Consortium – Open Now!

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Citizen science is a critical engine for creating professional tools that become new standards in epidemic outbreak response. The problem is connecting people on the front lines - “COVID-19 response…

Nearcasting: Comparison of COVID-19 Projection Methods

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Originally published in the TIBCO Community Blog, by Adam Faskowitz As COVID-19 continues to impact people’s lives, we are interested in predicting case trends of the near future. Trying to…

Estimating COVID-19 Trends using GAMLSS

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Originally published in the TIBCO Community Blog, by Adam Faskowitz R0, the basic reproduction number, and Rt, the time-varying reproduction number, are quantities used when trying to understand the reproduction…

TIBCO’s COVID-19 Visual Analysis Hub: Under the Hood

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Originally published in the TIBCO Community Blog, by Adam Faskowitz TIBCO Spotfire is a unique platform that combines advanced visualization and data science techniques. The culmination of its capabilities can…

R Consortium Providing Financial Support to COVID-19 Data Hub Platform

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The R Consortium’s COVID-19 Working Group is providing a new home for the COVID-19 Data Hub Project. The goal of the COVID-19 Data Hub is to provide the worldwide research…

Join Us Dec 10 at the COVID-19 Data Forum: Using Mobility Data To Forecast COVID-19 Cases

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Thurs, December 10th, 9am PDT/12pm EDT/18:00 CEST – Register now! Hosted by the COVID-19 Data Forum/Stanford Data Science Initiative/R Consortium Join the R Consortium and learn about mobility data in…

Register now! Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods – Coda.Br 2020

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This November 2nd-7th, 2020, the 5th edition of the Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods (Coda.Br) will be taking place with 50 national and international guest speakers and…

R/Pharma October 2020

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The R/Pharma virtual conference this year was held October 13-15th, 2020. R/Pharma focuses on the use of R in the development of pharmaceuticals, covering topics from reproducible research to drug…

September 2020 ISC Call for Proposals – Now Open!

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The deadline for submitting proposals is midnight, October 1st, 2020. The September 2020 ISC Call for Proposals is now open. The R Consortium’s Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) solicits progressive, pioneering projects…

From R Hub – JavaScript for the R package developer

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Originally posted on the R Hub blog JS and R, what a clickbait! Come for JS, stay for our posts about Solaris and WinBuilder. 😉 No matter how strongly you believe in JavaScript…

Thank you to our Speakers and Participants – COVID-19 Data Forum II

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The second COVID-19 Data Forum, co-sponsored by the Stanford Data Science Institute and the R Consortium, was held August 13, 2020. This series of forums brings together experts working to…

We’ll be at R/Pharma – Oct 12-15, 2020

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This fall, the R Consortium's support for advancing data science in medicine continues with the third of three exceptional events, pulling together experts in their fields, including the Covid-19 Data Forum,…

Join us at R/Medicine – Aug 27-29, 2020

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August 27-29, 5:30am PDT / 8:30am EDT / 2:30pm CEST – Register now! Brought to you by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Yale School of Public Health, and the R…

Beyond Case Counts: Making COVID-19 Clinical Data Available and Useful – Aug 13, 2020

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Thurs, August 13th, 9am PDT/12pm EDT/18:00 CEST - Register now! Hosted by the COVID-19 Data Forum/Stanford Data Science Initiative/R ConsortiumCOVID-19 is the first pandemic to occur in the age of…

Latin American Communities and Organizations: useR!2020 Video

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This useR!2020 session and video was organized by Laura Acion, Yanina Bellini Saibene, Paola Corrales, and Paloma Rojas Saunero. Leonardo Collado Torres coordinated the blog post submission. On June 19th, 2020,…

R Communities in South Africa

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R Consortium interview with Dr. Heather Turner, Chair of Forwards, the R Foundation taskforce for underrepresented groups in the R Community In January, R Consortium posted about a crowd-funding campaign…

From R Hub – Counting and Visualizing CRAN Downloads with packageRank (with Caveats!)

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Originally posted on the R Hub blog This post was contributed by Peter Li. Thank you, Peter! packageRank is an R package that helps put package download counts into context. It does…

From R Epidemics Consortium – RECON COVID-19 challenge – Two Paid Consultant Positions Available

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Bringing the R community together against COVID-19 Originally posted on the R Epidemics Consortium blog We are proud to announce that the R Consortium has awarded RECON a grant for $23,300 to…

COVID-19 Data Forum – Co-Sponsored with Stanford Data Science Institute – Heavily Attended

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The first COVID-19 Data Forum, co-sponsored by the Stanford Data Science Institute and the R Consortium, was held May 14, 2020. The forum used Zoom as a way to connect…

Stanford Data Science Institute Joins R Consortium in Sponsoring COVID-19 Data Forum – Join Us!

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The Stanford Data Science Institute, which aims to give Stanford faculty and students the tools, skills and understanding they need to do cutting-edge research, is joining with the R Consortium…

Helping R Community Events Go Virtual

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The R Consortium helps provide all sorts of resources to projects, companies, and events to help build R infrastructure and expand the R community. We have given out grants over…

Hosting a Virtual useR Meetup

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By Rachael Dempsey, Senior Enterprise Advocate at RStudio / Greater Boston useR Organizer Last month, the Boston useR Group held our very first virtual meetup and opened this up to…

R Consortium Member Esri Empowers Informed Decision-Making Around COVID-19

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Esri, international supplier of geographic information system software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications, is providing a comprehensive set of resources for researchers and others mapping the spread of the…

Community of Bioinformatics Software Developers (CDSB): The story of a diversity and outreach hotspot in Mexico that hopes to empower local R developers

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By Leonardo Collado Torres, Ph. D., Research Scientist, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Brain genomics #rstats coder working w/ @andrewejaffe @LieberInstitute. @lcgunam @jhubiostat @jtleek alumni. @LIBDrstats @CDSBMexico co-founder I have…

March 2020 ISC call for proposals – Now Open!

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The March 2020 ISC Call for Proposals is now open. Once again, we are looking for ambitious projects that will contribute to the infrastructure of the R ecosystem and benefit…

R Consortium Welcomes New Member ThinkR, R Language and Data Science Engineering Company

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Services include R consulting, development, and training; contributes to multiple R open source projects including golem, framework for building robust Shiny apps SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2020 – The R…

R Community Explorer – Google Summer of Code Projects

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By Benaiah Ubah, Claudia Vitolo and Rick Pack Introduction Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an annual 3-month open-source software development (coding) program that provides a platform for mentors and…

Building the R Community in Southern Africa

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By Heather Turner, Chair of Forwards, the R Foundation taskforce for underrepresented groups in the R Community In this post I will give the background to the Forwards Southern Africa…

Uniting Local R Users in Spain – Users Murcia R (UMUR)

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By Aurora González-Vidal (president) and Antonio Maurandi (vice-president), Users Murcia R (UMUR) UMUR (Users Murcia R) is an association whose first official act was the organization of the X National Spanish meeting…

XI Conference of R Users (Madrid, Spain, Nov 14-16) Welcomes Over 200 Attendees

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Thank you to Carlos Ortega, Principal Data Scientist, Teradata, for providing this summary and pictures from the conference The XI Conference of R Users (XI Jornadas de Usuarios de R),…

R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee Chair Wins 2019 COPSS Presidents’ Award

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Congratulations to our very own Hadley Wickham, Infrastructure Steering Committee Chairperson, for winning the “Nobel Prize of Statistics.” The award is given to a person under the age of 41,…

Data-Driven Tracking and Discovery of R Consortium Activities

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by Benaiah Ubah R is a fast-growing language for statistical computing and graphics backed by a powerfully inclusive community of users and developers. The R community received a significant boost…

Get Funded by the R Consortium – Call for Proposals Open Now!

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Strengthen the R community with Your Project The R Consortium is committed to supporting the R community by funding projects that create important infrastructure and fortify long term stability for…

R Community Explorer – R User Groups

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By Ben Ubah, Claudia Vitolo and Rick Pack We recently announced an R-Ladies focused open-source dynamic dashboard built using R and Javascript. That work has now been extended to encompass…

New R Consortium Blog Guidelines

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The R Consortium is posting new blog guidelines to help facilitate posts from members, ISC grants recipients and the community at large. Please review and send in your ideas! R…

$50,000 in New Grants Approved

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The R Consortium actively supports new projects to help R development both technically and organizationally. Improving R infrastructure and building for long term stability are key goals of the R…

R Community Explorer

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by Ben Ubah, Claudia Vitolo and Rick Pack Introduction One of the most important qualities of the R Language is its thriving community. The R community has a reputation for…

ISC Project Status

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Refactoring and updating the SWIG R moduleRichard BeareThis project is complete. See the project page for a summary. stars: Scalable, spatiotemporal tidy arrays for REdzer PebesmaThe stars package currently averaging…

R Consortium Announces Event Sponsorships for 2019

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The R Consortium is committed to the R Community. We support R projects, meetups and events, via grants and sponsorships. Over the last four years, the R Consortium has given…

Census Academy Launches with Two R Courses

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by Ari Lamstein Ari Lamstein is an independent consultant and organizer of the Census Working Group. The US Census Bureau recently launched Census Academy, an online platform focused on training the…

CII Best Practices – R Package Leaderboard

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Since my last post on the Core Infrastructure Initiative CII Best Practices Badge for R Packages – responding to concerns, there have been many R language projects started – and…

Package licensing and enterprise use

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For enterprise users of R, licensing terms of open source software can occupy a significant share of Legal and Corporate Architecture departments time. In Should R Consortium Recommend CII Best…

2019 Update One: R Consortium and ISC Announce the Newest Funded Projects for the R Community

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We are excited to announce a wide and diverse group of new R Consortium funded projects. If you are interested in finding out more about these projects, connect with the…

ISC Call for Proposals

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The March 2019 ISC Call for Proposals is now open. Once again, we are looking for ambitious projects that will contribute to the infrastructure of the R ecosystem and benefit…

RC RUGS 2019 Is Up and Running

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The R Consortium's 2019 R User Group and Small Conference Support program which provides cash grants to R focused user groups, and small R-themed conferences is now accepting applications for…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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

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…