While the New York Times introduced the general public to R way back in 2009 with its feature article on the language (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html), the newspaper has been using R for many years to produce data analysis and statistical graphics.
This month we are extremely lucky to be hosting Amanda Cox from the New York Times' Graphics Department (http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/author/amanda-cox/). Amanda will present how R is used in the news cycle at the The New York Times to crunch data and prepare graphics before they go to print or online. She will also discuss some of the problems facing the New York Times ongoing basis, including how to represent uncertainty in an accessible way, and how to move beyond "Here is some data:" toward something closer to inference."
Note: the meetup starts slightly later then normal, at 7:30pm. We will have pizza and networking starting at 6:45pm, and Amanda will begin promptly at 7:30pm.
The location is settled, see below.