What we're about

"R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics" - The R Project

This group is designed for novice to expert R users to share tips, ideas, and experiences. Meetings will be designed to learn and challenge. A typical meetup will consist of brief socializing and a presentation. Added entertainment may consist of members discussing uncommon (but effective) uses for R, fun applications they've created, various competitions, etc.

Speakers and sponsors are welcome.

Upcoming events (1)

It depends: A dialog about dependencies by Jim Hester

Basement Theatre of Crown Centre 1 Building

Software dependencies can often be a double edged sword. On one hand they let you take advantage of others' work, giving your software marvelous new features and reducing bugs. On the other hand they can change, causing your software to break unexpectedly and increasing your maintenance burden. These problems occur everywhere, in R scripts, R packages, Shiny applications and deployed ML pipelines. So when should you take a dependency and when should you avoid them? Well, it depends! This talk will show ways to weigh the pros and cons of a given dependency and provide tools for calculating the weights for your project. It will also provide strategies for dealing with dependency changes, and if needed, removing them. We will demonstrate these techniques with some real life cases from packages in the tidyverse and r-lib.

Past events (50)

John Blischak: Introduction to the conda package manager for R users

Basement Theatre of Crown Centre 1 Building

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