, a new community site for R

July 21, 2010

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

As recently as a couple of years ago, finding information about R in the Web was hard. Other than the canonical content and mailing list archives at the official R project site,, there wasn’t too much else dedicated to R on the web — and what was there was hard to find on Google without the help of sites like

Fast-forward to today, and all that’s changed. If you search for R on Google, you’ll actually find content related to the R project on the first page. Dozens of blogs now cover R regularly, as the RSS feed of demonstrates. has over 1500 questions related to R. lists more than 2500 user-contributed packages for R. On top of that, there are thousands of personal websites with useful tips, tricks and other useful suggestions for R.

Revolution Analytics created for the R community to highlight these useful resources for R from around the Web, and make them accessible and searchable from a single site. From today, you’ll be able to find blog posts about R, information about R packages from, questions about R from StackOverflow, and the help pages for all R functions in the latest R distribution, all accessible from a comprehensive search. You can even contribute your own tips and tricks for other R users.

I’ll be blogging about the new features of over the next couple of days, and you can read an overview in today’s press release. is for you, the R users, so check it out and let us know what you think. A Community Site for R, Sponsored by Revolution Analytics

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