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November 1, 2016

List of R conferences and useR groups

Filed under: Conferences, R — Tags: , — csgillespie @ 9:05 pm

Recently Steph Locke asked on twitter if there was a list of R conferences. After some googling, all that I came up was a list of useR groups maintained by Microsoft. While the list was lengthy, it was missing a few groups (and twitter handles). So the other night I created a github repository listing conferences/groups.

If you spot any missing groups or conferences, feel free to make a pull request at the GitHub Repository.

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2 Comments »

  1. Thanks for putting this together. I maintain the list at http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/local-r-groups.html

    One suggestion from experience: the list is already too long and unwieldy to maintain as a freeform text document. I’ve been meaning for a while to convert it to a data-driven process, with a data file for the user groups, locations, and URL (and possibly a comment), and an R process to convert that into a human-readable document. If anyone wants to take that task on, please be my guest :). Having a central sharable repository is a very good idea, and I understand this is a project the R Consortium is also working on. We should probably team up.

    Comment by David Smith (@revodavid) — November 3, 2016 @ 4:45 pm

    • Thanks for the comment. Most of the information came from your list (I made sure to give you credit in the GitHub repo).

      When I created the pages, I had in the back of my mind that it should be easily parsable, i.e. going from Rmd -> CSV should be OK. My next mini project is to parse and create a leaflet representation of the data.

      Definitely interested in working together; please keep me informed.

      Comment by csgillespie — November 3, 2016 @ 9:00 pm


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