by Joseph Rickert
In a little over three weeks useR! 2015 will convene in Aalborg, Denmark and I am looking forward to being there and learning and talking about R user groups. The following map shows the big picture for R User Groups around the world.
However, it is very difficult to keep it up to date. Just after the map "went to press" I learned that a new user group formed in Norfolk Virginia last month. In fact, at least 11 new R user groups have formed so far this year.
RUG City Country Date Founded No. Members Website Berlin R Users Group Berlin Germany 1/5/2015 133 http://www.meetup.com/Berlin-R-Users-Group/ Rhus - useR Group Aarhus Denmark 1/19/2015 87 http://www.meetup.com/Rhus-useR-group Trenton R Users (TRU) Trenton US 1/27/2015 50 http://www.meetup.com/TRUgroup/ Honolulu R Users Group Honolulu US 1/30/2015 36 http://www.meetup.com/Honolulu-R-Users-Group/ Oslo useR! Group Oslo Norway 2/26/2015 89 http://www.meetup.com/Oslo-useR-Group/ St. Petersburg R User Group St Petersburg Russia 3/13/2015 50 http://www.meetup.com/St-Petersburg-R-User-Group/ Nijmegen eveRybody Nijmegen Netherlands 4/11/2015 23 http://www.meetup.com/Nijmegen-eveRybody/ AthensR Athens Greece 4/16/2015 30 http://www.meetup.com/AthensR/ 757 R Users Group Norfolk US 4/22/2015 18 http://www.meetup.com/757-R-Users-Group/ LubbockR Meetup Lubbock US 5/5/2015 23 http://www.meetup.com/lubbockR-Meetup/ R Kazan Kazan Russia 5/10/2015 11 http://www.meetup.com/R-Kazan/
Moreover, judging by the more than 4,000 users that showed up for the R China conference this week, China is probably severely under represented. There are very likely a few more user groups there and in the rest of Asia for us to learn about.
From a tweet by Kun Ren
RUG City State Country Date.Founded Num.Members Website Platform 1 Adelaide R-users group Adelaide SA Australia 10/1/2011 94 http://www.meetup.com/Adelaide-R-users-group/ Meetup 2 Albany R Users Group Albany NY United States 3/20/2014 104 http://www.meetup.com/Albany-R-Users-Group/ Meetup 3 amst-R-dam Amsterdam Netherlands 9/9/2010 483 http://www.meetup.com/amst-R-dam/ Meetup 4 Turkish Community of R Ankara Turkey 3/8/2013 181 http://www.meetup.com/tcr-users/ Meetup 5 Rhus - useR group Aarhus Denmark 1/19/2015 87 http://www.meetup.com/Rhus-useR-group Meetup 6 AthensR Athens Greece 4/16/2015 30 http://www.meetup.com/AthensR/ Meetup
We would like this information as well as our R User Group Directory to be as accurate as possible and would very much appreciate corrections, additions and subtractions from user group organizers.
If you are going to Aalborg and would like to chat about R User Groups please come by the Revolution Analytics / Microsoft table.
Here is the code used to draw the map: Download Code_for_RUGs_Map.