Creation of Grenoble R users’ group

on the May 24, 2017

The Grenoble R users’ group is a local community interested in sharing experience and knowledge about the R language.

9 R user communities already exist in France and there is a much large number of R communities around the world. It was time for Grenoble to start its own! R is an open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics and it is a popular software for data science.


The goal of the R users group is to facilitate the identification of local useRs, to initiate contacts, and to organise experience and knowledge sharing sessions. The group is open to any local useRs interested in learning and sharing knowledge about R.


The group’s website features a map and table with members of the R group. Members with specific skills related to the use of R are referenced in a table and can be contacted by other members.  A gitter allows members to discuss R issues and a calendar presents the upcoming events.


Working sessions

Monthly working sessions of 2 hours will be organised from September 2017. The sessions will start with presentations or tutorials. A second part will allow participants to discuss issues they experience when coding in R. Drinks will be offered during the second part to promote social interactions.


R-users are encouraged to share their experience by proposing a working session. Anyone interested can propose a topic by contacting the organising team. Every presentation could be followed up with a blog post hosted on the blog of the R group.


Specific training sessions could be organised in complement according to R-users needs.


Scientific seminars

Presentations related to R given by researchers in local labs will be announced by the group. Experts might be invited for specific seminars occasionally.


The R users’ group is sponsored by the Grenoble Alpes Data Institute.


Published on June 28, 2017