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…

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.…

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…

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…

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

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Grant is a part of the Moore Foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative to support data scientists SAN FRANCISCO – – The R Consortium, an open source foundation supporting the R user…

Introducing RC RUGS: R Consortium R User Group Support Program

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

Esri joins the R Consortium

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

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

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

InfoWorld: Beginner’s Guide to R

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

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

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

FierceBigData: R Consortium funds initiatives to advance R language

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

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

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

FierceBigData: R-Hub awarded first R Consortium grant

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

SD Times Digest: R Consortium announces first grant

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

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

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

Datanami: Consortium Makes Business Case For R Language

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

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

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

Revolution Analytics: R Consortium News Roundup

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