Calling all current and prospective statisticians, data scientists, data analysts, and data science enthusiasts! This group is a collection of like minded people who love to explore data and find the answers to business, social, and general economics questions. All skill levels are welcome. The focus of the group is to learn and use the R statistical software program to address questions our members bring. With the goal that we have teams that enter (and win) Kaggle, Top Coder, and other data analysis competitions. We'll also contribute the R project by way of creating new packages. Looking forward to seeing you all create new friendships!