R is an open source programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphical visualization. R has an estimated one million users worldwide, and its user base is growing. While most commonly used within academia, in fields such as computational biology and applied statistics, it is 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's open source nature and its extensibility via add-on "packages" has allowed 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.

To this end, the Bay Area 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.

(Tags: rstats, BARUG, RUG)

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  • June 10 · 6:30 PM

    "Official" June 2014 Meetup

    200 Bay Area useRs | 4.50 4.5013

    Agenda: 6:30 - Pizza and networking 7:00 - Announcements 7:10 - Caner Gocmen: Using R to Improve Profitability of Financial Institutions" 7:30 - Christopher Nguyen: ... Learn more
  • May 12 · 7:00 PM

    "Official" May 2014 Meetup

    177 Bay Area useRs | 5.00 5.005

    Please note: the new date is Monday 5/12!!! Agenda: 6:30 Networking and pizza 7:00 Announcements 7:05: Andrew Defries: Cheminformatics 7:20: Mark Rabkin:... Learn more
  • April 8 · 7:00 PM

    "Official" April 2014 Meetup

    192 Bay Area useRs | 4.50 4.5016

    Agenda 6:30 -   Pizza and networking 7:00 - Announcements 7:05 - Talks begin Each speaker will have 12 minutes with 3 minutes for Q&A Speakers: 1. SriSatish Ambati... Learn more
  • March 17 · 7:00 PM

    "Official" March 2014 Meetup

    200 Bay Area useRs | 3.50 3.507

    Predictive Analytics World is hosting our March Meetup Agenda: 5:30 - 7:00 - PAW Reception 7:00 - 7:15 - Greeting from Eric Siegel 7:15 - 7:20 - Announcements 7:20 -... Learn more
  • February 11 · 6:30 PM

    "Official" February 2014 BARUG Meetup

    160 Bay Area useRs | 5.00 5.005

    Agenda: 6:30  - Networking 6:50 - Announcements 6:55  - Tom Johnson: Cloud-based Shiny App Calculates Live Bitcoin Arbitrage in Browser 7:25: - Hadley Wickham: ... Learn more
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