The R Ecosystem

August 16, 2011

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

I gave my talk to the useR! 2011 conference this morning: The R Ecosystem. The goal of the talk was to show R in context: that the combination of the R project and its leadership, the R userbase, and the companies supporting and using R makes for a thriving ecosystem and is indicative of an extremely successful open source project. I also summarize some statistics from the R userbase survey from last week, and extrapolate (unscientifically, but the best I can do for now) to the size of the R userbase, which I estimate exceeds 2 million users. The link to the Prezi presentation is below; for best effect play it in fill screen (click "More") and note that the links to resources are clickable.

Prezi: The R Ecosystem

To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on their blog: Revolutions. offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials on topics such as: Data science, Big Data, R jobs, visualization (ggplot2, Boxplots, maps, animation), programming (RStudio, Sweave, LaTeX, SQL, Eclipse, git, hadoop, Web Scraping) statistics (regression, PCA, time series, trading) and more...

If you got this far, why not subscribe for updates from the site? Choose your flavor: e-mail, twitter, RSS, or facebook...


Comments are closed.


Never miss an update!
Subscribe to R-bloggers to receive
e-mails with the latest R posts.
(You will not see this message again.)

Click here to close (This popup will not appear again)