Students: Help improve R with the Google Summer of Code

March 27, 2012

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

The Google Summer of Code project provides funding for students to write and contribute code to open-source projects of interest to Google. And given that R is widely used at Google, it's certainly a project of significant interest. So for the fifth year running the R Project will mentor students as part of GSOC 2012 to develop packages and improvements for R.

Tal Galili of R-bloggers provides a list of potential projects for students to work on, which include developing tools for open science with R, exporting R graphics as interactive applets for the Web, extending the knitR package to generate web-based documents, and much more. If you're a student with R and coding skills, this is a great way to improve the R ecosystem while earning some cash over the summer:

If you are a student looking to write some code for the R community, Google is willing to pay you $5000 for 3 months during this summer of 2012.  A good starting point is the R GSoC wiki. Interested students or mentors are encouraged to discuss other project ideas on the gsoc-r Google group.

For more information about R's involvement in GSOC 2012, see Tal's post below.

R-bloggers: Google summer of code 2012 – and R – a call for students

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