What we're about

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.

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Upcoming events (1)



Dear BARUG Members,

It has been a long time since we were last able to meet. However, it looks like the time is right for us to try and pick up where we left off.

Let's meet on July 18th for an evening of friendship, good conversation, and talk about R.

Confirmed speakers are:
Norm Matloff: Professor of Computer Science, UC Davis
Earl Hubbell, Distinguished Scientist at GRAIL

Stay tuned for more information and write to me ([masked]) if you would like to speak at the meeting.

I am looking forward to seeing you soon!
Best regards,

Meetings in San Francisco

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Hi, May I please set up meeting to co-learn using this group, located in downtown San Francisco?



Past events (154)

October 2021 BARUG Meetup

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