In the Mid-'70s in the hallowed halls of Bell Labs they developed Unix, C, and a lot of cool things. One of these was the S statistical programming language. Its modern implementations are S-plus and R.

R is an open source programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphical visualization. While most commonly used within academia, in fields such as computational biology and applied statistics, it is rapidly 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 is open source nature and extensible via add-on "packages" allowing 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.

The Atlanta 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.

They seem to have meetings by fits and starts, but check out their Meetup Page nonetheless.

Upcoming R Users' Group Events

Events - Atlanta R Users Group

Events - Atlanta R Users Group
  • Atlanta R Users Group

    Our monthly meetup this month will be held at the KPMG Ignition Offices in Midtown!

    7:00 - 7:20: Snacks and Networking
    7:20 - 7:25: Intro and Welcome by Matt Mills
    7:25 - 8:00: Introduction to Reproducible Research using R, RStudio, and R Markdown by Rob Stilson
    8:00 - 8:35: ggplot extensions by Matt Mills


    Rob is a Sr. Human Capital Analyst with Lockheed Martin on the Employee Experience & Engagement team specializing in Employee Life Cycle Analytics and qualitative and quantitative Survey Analysis. Before joining Lockheed Martin, he was the Director, Research and Test Development for TalentQuest, providing test and simulation creation for clients along with survey and ROI analysis. Preceding TQ, he was the Senior Manager, Research and Development for FurstPerson where he created computer adaptive and static tests for various clients. Additionally, he has experience as a freelance consultant providing reporting automation and testing expertise to various clients. Dr. Stilson earned his B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida and. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

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    Please RSVP as space is limited.

    Atlanta, Ge 30309 - USA

    Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 PM