New round of R Consortium grants announced

May 31, 2018

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

The R Consortium has just announced its latest round of project grants. After reviewing the proposals submitted by the R community, the Infrastructure Steering Committee has elected to fund the following projects for the Spring 2018 season:

  • Further updates to the DBI package, to provide a consistent interface between R and databases
  • Updating the infrastructure in R for building binary packages on Windows and Mac
  • A collaboration with Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry to validate R packages to regulatory standards
  • A project to validate and maintain some of the historic numerical algorithms used by R 
  • A working group to facilitate working with US census data in R
  • Consolidation of tools and workflows for handling missing data in R
  • Templates and tools for the development of teaching resources with R

This latest round of grants brings the total funding for projects proposed by R community members to more than $650,000. The R Consortium itself is funded by its members (including my own employer, Microsoft), so if you'd like to see more such projects why not ask your own employer to become a member

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


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