user groups

Free ggplot2 webinar from Hadley Wickham

November 30, 2011 | David Smith

The Orange County R Users Group is hosting a free webinar presented by Hadley Wickham, author of the ggplot2 graphics package for R. The webinar, "Advanced Visualizations in R with Hadley Wickham" is live from 6PM-7PM Pacific Time tomorrow, December 1. You can register at the LinkedIn event page below, ... [Read more...]

New R User Group in Dublin, Ireland

October 28, 2011 | David Smith

There have been several requests to an R User Group in Ireland, so thanks to Kevin O'Brien for stepping up to co-ordinate the Dublin-R group. Kevin invites all R users in the area to the first meeting on November 17: The Dublin R users group will be holding a series of ... [Read more...]

Five new local R user groups

September 27, 2011 | David Smith

Looks like there's been a lot of activity in the R user community in the Northern hemisphere now that the summer break is over. I've just added several new groups to the Local R User Group Directory: Tokyo, Japan: The Tokyo.R R study group has already had 17 meetings, but ... [Read more...]

New R User Group at University of Utah

August 24, 2011 | David Smith

There's a new local R user group in Salt Lake City, based at the University of Utah. (There used to be another group in Salt Lake devoted to R/Weka/Processing, but it appears to now be defunct.) This new group has been meeting regularly for some time, and their ... [Read more...]

Program for useR! 2011 available

July 28, 2011 | David Smith

The final program for the worldwide user conference, useR! 2011, is now available as a downloadable booklet (PDF, 7Mb). Revolution Analytics is very proud to sponsor this annual gathering of R users from around the world, and the program includes an outstanding lineup of speakers from the R Core Group, package ... [Read more...]

Paul Murrell on Incorporating Images in R Charts

July 13, 2011 | David Smith

Thanks to everyone at who attended last night's Bay Area R User Group meeting, and a special thanks to our hosts Socialize (a company that makes a mobile SDK for application developers that increases user engagement) who were very generous in letting the group use their San Francisco digs for ... [Read more...]

New R User Group in Argentina

July 5, 2011 | David Smith

A new local R user group has formed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, under the succinct name ".aR". They're currently putting together the agenda for their first meeting, and are looking for speakers with expertise in the BioConductor project and Finance. If you'd like to join the group, check out the ... [Read more...]

New R User Groups in Turin, Belgrade

May 18, 2011 | David Smith

Two new local R user groups in Europe to announce this week. For R users in Serbia, there's a new group based in Belgrade. You can find more information about the group and upcoming meetings at the Croatian-language blog Sav tar R. And for R users in northern Italy, there's ... [Read more...]

New R User Group in Gießen, Germany

April 21, 2011 | David Smith

It's great to see new local R user groups popping up around the world, and the latest one is based in Gießen, Germany (about 70km north of Frankfurt). The Giessen R Users Group has its first meeting on May 10 with a discussion on applications of R to social media (... [Read more...]

New R User Group in St Louis, MO

April 8, 2011 | David Smith

The latest local R user group to join the fold is in St Louis, Missouri. Created by Josh Ulrich, their first meeting is on Monday, April 11. Check the link below for full details and to RSVP. Saint Louis R User Group: Inaugural Meeting [Read more...]

New R User Groups in Tallahasse (FL), Hobart (TAS)

March 30, 2011 | David Smith

Two new R User Groups have just started up. The first us in Tallahassee, Florida, and their first meeting is on April 10. Spinning to the other side of the globe, the other is in Hobart, the capital of the Australian island state, Tasmania (their first meeting is also on April 8). ... [Read more...]

New R User Group in Orange County, CA

March 15, 2011 | David Smith

The Orange County R User Group was formed to bring local R users together in a friendly, business-oriented environment. This is the fifth R user group in California. Founder Ray DiGiacomo, Jr. says, "I feel this group is necessary because the current Los Angeles and San Diego R User Groups ... [Read more...]

New R User Groups in Canada, India

February 21, 2011 | David Smith

Three new local R user groups have just been added to the directory: In Québec, the group Plein-R is affilliated with the department of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics at Laval University. Although the group's website is in French, group organizer Etienne Racine says, "Our group is bilingual. Our meetings ... [Read more...]

New R User Groups in Europe

February 9, 2011 | David Smith

It's great to see the growth in R user groups around the world, and now there are three new ones in western Europe: In Amsterdam, a new R user group has just formed, called amst-R-dam. They are just scheduling their first meeting now (vote here for a date) which will ... [Read more...]

New R User Group in Minneapolis/St. Paul

January 26, 2011 | David Smith

The Twin Cities R User Group has been around for a little while, but has just launched a new site at Their next meeting will be on February 16, where Erik Iverson will be giving a talk on using R to generate dynamic statistical reports using R's literate programming ... [Read more...]

A new sponsorship program for local R user groups

January 25, 2011 | David Smith

Over the past year, Revolution Analytics has sponsored a number of local R user groups, and we've been thrilled to see the enthusiasm with which R users are coming together. This year, we decided to expand and formalize our sponsorship program, so that any local R user group, whether just ... [Read more...]

New R User Group in Kansas City

January 6, 2011 | David Smith

There's a new R User Group based in Kansas City, Kansas. Abraham Mathew just launched the group's website, and is looking for R users in the area to kick things off: This group was started to bring together R users in the Kansas City area to exchange knowledge and provide ... [Read more...]

First meeting of Toronto R User Group this Friday

January 3, 2011 | David Smith

The Greater Toronto Area R User Group is having its inaugural meeting this Friday, January 7. The meeting will feature Ben Bolker, professor and author of Ecological Models and Data in R, who will speak on Generalized Linear Models. It's also your opportunity to join the group and help define its ... [Read more...]

An R interface to the Google Prediction API

December 10, 2010 | David Smith

An the New York R User Group* last night, 100 R users heard Ni Wang and Max Lin talk explain how "R is one of the important tools used by analysts and engineers at Google for analyzing data". During the talk, Lin revealed that Google plans to make "R more integrated ... [Read more...]
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