R is an open source programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphical visualization. While most commonly used within academia, in fields such as computational biology and applied statistics, it is rapidly gaining currency in commercial areas such as quantitative finance and business intelligence.

Among R's strengths as a language are its powerful built-in tools for inferential statistics, its compact modeling syntax, its data visualization capabilities, and its ease of connectivity with persistent data stores (from databases to flatfiles).

In addition, R is open source nature and extensible via add-on "packages" allowing it to keep up with the leading edge in academic research. For all its strengths, though, R has an admittedly steep learning curve; the first steps towards learning and using R can be challenging.

The Atlanta R Users Group is dedicated to bringing together area practitioners of R to exchange knowledge, inspire new users, and spur the adoption of R for innovative research and commercial applications.

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Recent Meetups

  • March 6 · 4:00 PM

    Plotly...

    17 Atlanta R Users | 4.00

    Hey Guys, It has been way too long, but we have Matt Sundquist from Plotly (https://plot.ly­) lined up to speak! We can always use another speaker so if anyone is... Learn more
  • March 7, 2014 · 1:30 PM

    Short Notice R Meeting

    25 Atlanta R Users | 4.50

    I know it is short notice, but Booz has been generous to offer a location and refreshments. I will talk about something, TBD. Booz will talk about an upcoming coding... Learn more
  • August 23, 2013 · 3:00 PM

    Alpharetta Meeting

    49 Atlanta R Users | 4.50

    We have a tentative agenda. Agenda: Integration of R with HPCC Systems using rHPCC - Dinesh Shetye, Sr Software Engineer, LexisNexis We will demonstrate the integration... Learn more
  • May 31, 2013 · 3:00 PM

    R for Exploratory and Modeling Data Analysis

    48 Atlanta R Users | 4.50

    Soy has indicated that she would like to discuss ranking algorithms. I will present something on using Rattle for EDA and modeling. Please indicate below if you would... Learn more
  • February 15, 2013 · 3:00 PM

    R + Hadoop, and others

    45 Atlanta R Users | 4.50

    Let us know if you have anything that you would like to present. I plan on presenting something on using R with Hadoop. Thanks.
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