R User Groups (RUGs)

A number of R user groups have been formed. This page is intended to assist interested R users to find groups or communicate their activities.

By country alphabetically, then alphabetic order of location please!


Canberra R Users Group (CANRUG)

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Organizers: Felix Andrews, Alec Zwart and John Maindonald

Website: http://canrug.togaware.com/

Activities: CANRUG currently meets at monthly intervals, to hear talks on R-related topics, and exchange ideas.

Melbourne Users of R Network (MelbURN)

Location: Melbourne, Victoria (VIC)

Organizers: Yuval Marom, Jeromy Anglim and Graham Webster

Website: http://www.meetup.com/MelbURN-Melbourne-Users-of-R-Network/

Activities: MelbURNians meet monthly to share knowledge, expertise and experiences with R. We are a mixture of industry professionals, academics and researchers, from beginners to complete R experts.

Sydney Users of R Forum (suRf)

Location: Sydney, New South Wales (NSW)

Organizers: Eugene Dubossarsky and Louise Lor

Website: http://www.meetup.com/R-Users-Sydney/

Activities: suRf meets monthly to hear talks on R-related topics, share knowledge and provide R beginners with the opportunity to meet more experienced users.

Hobart R Users Group

Location: Hobart, Tasmania (TAS)

Organizers: John McKinlay

Website: http://www.meetup.com/hobart-r-users-group/

Activities: Monthly meetings for Hobart R users to get together and discuss R-related topics.


Vienna<-R: Vienna R User Group

Location: Vienna

Organizers: http://www.meetup.com/ViennaR/members/?op=leaders

Websites: http://www.meetup.com/ViennaR/ incl. BLOG at http://www.viennar.org/blog/

Activities: regular meetings (currently trying to establish quarterly frequency), sharing of knowledge and expertise, discussion of R topics.


R-br: the Brazilian R-community

Location: Curitiba - Paraná

Organizers: LEG: Laboratório de Estatística e Geoinformação/UFPR

Website: http://leg.est.ufpr.br/doku.php/software:rbr

Activities: mailing list (in Portuguese), sharing of expertise, online resources, help with statistical analyses, discussing of programming topics.


Ottawa-Gatineau R Users Group (OGRUG)

Location or subject: Capital region of Canada (Ottawa-Gatineau)

Organizers: John Nash (University of Ottawa) and Paul Gilbert (Bank of Canada)

Mailing list: https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-ug-ottawa

Activities: OGRUG meets about three times a year to discuss particular R-related topics, e.g., package building, and share information and news.


Organizers Corey Chivers Etienne Low-Decarie Zofia Ecaterina Taranu Eric Pederson

Websites Meetup Linkedin Website GitHub google+

About Le Groupe d’Utilisateurs de R de Montreal se veut bilingue. Nous essaierons de traduire certaine partie du contenue et nous essaierons d’organiser des rencontres en Français.

The Montreal R User Group aims to bring together R users of all levels, with interests in diverse applied fields. We have organised a workshop series with invited speakers and featuring a hands-on approach in which participants interact and learn from each other.


统计之都 北京、上海、深圳沙龙活动以及论坛R版块

WebSite: R China User Group / R中国用户组

Shanghai/East China R user group (上海及华东R用户组): http://www.shanghaiR.org(EN) http://www.shanghaiR.org(CN)


Grupo de Usuarios de R en Chile

Location: Santiago de Chile, Región Metropolitana

Organizer: George G. Vega Yon (g [dot] vegayon [at] gmail [dot] com)

Website: http://www.meetup.com/useRchile/

Activities: Just starting to gather people (february 7th, 2013)


Organizer: Carlos Lesmes Lozano
Contact: clesmesl@gmail.com
Website: coming soon


Organizers: Finnish Society for Bioinformatics

IRC channel: #r-project @ IRCnet (online R-support and discussion forum, mainly targeted at Finnish community)



Location: Paris, Museum national d’Histoire naturelle

Organizers: Jerome Sueur and Michel Baylac

Web site/Mailing list: http://rug.mnhn.fr/semin-r

Activities: Meetings every month, mailing list, practicals

Groupe des utilisateurs du logiciel R

Location: Montpellier, CIRAD

Organizers: François Bonnot, Renaud Lancelot, Matthieu Lesnoff, and Samir Messad

Web site/Mailing list: http://forums.cirad.fr/logiciel-R/index.php

Activities: forum with announcements, documentation, links, packages, R scripts


Dresden Avantgarde Labs

Location: Dresden, Avantgarde Labs

Organizers: Sandy Lucka

Activities: Avantgarde Labs meets to discuss R-related Big Data topics and share information (short presentations).

Website: www.rusersdresden.wordpress.com; www.avantgarde-labs.de

Contact: slucka@avantgarde-labs.de

Kasseler useR Group

Location: Kassel

Organizers:Oliver Bracht


Contact: oliver.bracht@eoda.de

Leipziger useR Group

Location: Leipzig

Organizers: Mandy Vogel


Contact: mandy.vogel@medizin.uni-leipzig.de


BURN: Budapest Users of R Network

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Website: http://www.meetup.com/Budapest-Users-of-R-Network

Founded: on the 20th anniversary of the fist news on R (2013 August)


Anyone interested? I’m in DCU, but would travel. You can get me at anthony.staines@dcu.ie Anthony Staines


Organizers: Jonathan Rosenblatt and Tal Galili (University of Tel Aviv)

Website: http://groups.google.com/group/israel-r-user-group



Location: Cagliari, Italy

Organizers: Davide Massidda, Gianmarco Altoè, Francesco Cabiddu

Website: http://www.insular.it


Location: Milano, Italy

Organizers: Andrea Spanò, Stefano Maria Iacus, Daniele Amberti, Nicola Sturaro Sommacal

Website: http://www.milanor.net


Location or subject: Padua, Italy

Organizers: associazione R.O.S.P.O.

Blog: http://rante.org

Mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/rante

Torino R net

Location or subject: Torino, Italy

Organizers: Alessandra Durio, Daniele Amberti, Matteo Morini, Pietro Terna

Web site/Mailing list: http://torinor.net/



Location: Tsukuba

Mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/tsukuba-r

WebSite: http://wiki.livedoor.jp/syou6162/

Activities: Tsukuba.R meets several times a year.


Location: Tokyo

Organizer: Yohei Sato (Author of RFinanceYJ)

Mailing list: https://groups.google.com/group/r-study-tokyo

Activities: Tokyo.R meets about once time a month.


Location: Osaka

Organizer: HAYASHI Masahiro (Osaka University)

WebSite: https://sites.google.com/site/osakarwiki/

Mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/osakar


Location: Nagoya

Organizer: SAKAUE Tatsuya (current Hiroshima University)

WebSite: http://corpus-study.info/nagoyar

Korea (South), Republic of

Location: Seoul

Organizers: Chel Hee Lee

Website: http://ihelp.r-forge.r-project.org

Contact: gnustats@gmail.com


Coming Soon...

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Organizers: Abbass Al Sharif

The Netherlands


Anyone interested in setting up a group in Amsterdam? The city harbours two large research-oriented universities (and many more in nearby cities), numerous banks and other multi-national companies—there ought to be lots going on to build a R-community here. Feel free to reach me at “r DOT premraj AT gmail DOT com”.

Cheers. Rahul Premraj


Peruvian R-community

Location: Lima, National Agrarian University La Molina

Organizers: Jimmy Martina

Web site/Mailing list: jimmymartinavasquez@hotmail.com

Activities: We are searching people who uses :R: , then frecuency of meetings is going to be carried out the next year (2013). It is thought to be based on:

  1. Hearing talks on R-related topics, and exchange ideas.
  2. Meeting academics and researchers, from beginners to complete R experts.
  3. Geostatistical Applications and Research in fisheries.

This group is the first step for interchanging ideas to improve fisheries stock management in the whole country.



Location: Warsaw/Wroclaw

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.biecek.pl/WZUR

Activities: Every year meetings with tutorials, short presentations and barbecue.

Grupa QU

Location: Wroclaw

Organizers: Artur Suchwałko, Tomasz Melcer, Agnieszka Suchwałko, Marta Kaczmarz, Monika Andryłojć

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.grupa-qu.pl

Activities: Meetings usually twice a month, R workshops, presentations, lightning talks, projects. See our blog for more info.


R-omania Team

Location: Bucharest - Romania

Organizers: http://www.r-project.ro/our_team.html ; http://www.linkedin.com/in/rprojectromaniateam

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.r-project.ro/

Activities: Our team acts as user community for development of R project among the Romanian individual persons, institutions and commercial and noncommercial organizations.


Website: http://groups.google.com/group/singapore-r-user-group

Meets monthly to discuss R and data exploration issues.


Location: Barcelona

Organizers: Tim Riffe, Jilber Urbina, Lluis Ramon, Xavier Maresma, Nuria Mora

Website: http://rugbcn.wordpress.com/

Contact: rugbcn@gmail.com

Meets monthly to discuss R and data exploration issues.


Organizers: Saket Sarraf

Website: http://groups.google.co.in/group/r-sa

Message: I am interested in creating an active R-user community in South Asia. Would like interested people to join me to promote R in the subcontinent (including but not limited to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)


SRUG: Stockholm R useR group

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: http://www.meetup.com/StockholmR/

Organizers: See website.


Turkish Community of R (TC-R)

Location: Ankara

Organizers: Erdem Karabulut, Selçuk Korkmaz, Gökmen Zararsız, Dinçer Göksülük

Website: http://www.meetup.com/Turkish-Community-of-R/

Activities: Join the meetup group for announcements


London R Users Group (LRUG)

Location or subject: London, Southeast England, Southwest England

Organizers: Mango Solutions

Mailing list: http://www.londonR.org

Activities: Presentations (4-5) by R users in a casual environment with time for discussion afterwards


Grupo de Usuarios de R en Uruguay (GURU)

Coming Soon.....


Website: https://sites.google.com/site/grupousuariosruruguay/

Grupo R en SoL UdelaR [ES]


Houston, TX: Coming Soon (sign up to the mailing list for announcements)

Atlanta R Users Group

Location: Atlanta, GA

Organizers: Derek Norton

Web site/Mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/atlanta-r-users

Activities: sign up to the Google group for announcements

Chicago R Users Group

Location: Chicago, IL

Organizers: James Long

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoRUG/

Activities: join the meetup group for announcements

Cincinnati Dayton R Users Group

Location: Cincinnati and Dayton Metro area, OH

Organizers: Stu Rodgers

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.meetup.com/CinDay-RUG/

Activities: sign up to the CinDay-RUG Meetup group for announcements

Dallas R Users Group

Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Organizers: Larry D’Agostino

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.meetup.com/Dallas-R-Users-Group/

Activities: Signup on the meetup Dallas RUG website

Davis R Users Group

Location: Davis, CA

Organizers: Noam Ross

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.noamross.net/davis-r-users-group.html

Activities: Weekly drop-in work sessions and talks, e-mail help list

DC-Area R Users Group

Location: Washington, DC

Organizers: Marck Vaisman & Abhijit Dasgupta

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.meetup.com/R-users-DC/

Activities: Started Aug, 2009, Monthly Meetups, mostly in Rockville, MD.

Los Angeles area R Users Group

Location: Los Angeles

Organizers: Szilard Pafka and Jan de Leeuw

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.meetup.com/LAarea-R-usergroup/

Activities: Meetings every 1-2 months (see our previous meetings on the above site)

Madison area R Users Group

Location: Madison, WI

Organizers: Yury Bukhman and Qiangwei Xia

Web site/Mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/maduser

Activities: sign up to the Google group for announcements

New York, NY: UseR New York


Orange County, California R User Group

Location: Orange County, CA area

Organizer: Ray DiGiacomo, Jr.

Group Site: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3826973

Portland R User Group

Location: Portland, OR

Organizers: Brian Diggs and Homer Strong

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.meetup.com/portland-r-user-group/

Activities: Monthly meetings announced through the Meetup group

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill R Users Group

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Organizers: Ian Cook

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-useR/

Activities: Monthly meetings slated to begin in Fall 2010

Saint Louis R Users Group

Location: Saint Louis, MO

Organizers: Joshua Ulrich

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.meetup.com/saint-louis-rug

Activities: join the meetup group for announcements

San Francisco Bay Area R Users Group

Location: San Francisco, CA

Organizers: Mike Driscoll and Jim Porzak

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.meetup.com/R-Users/

Activities: Meetings every month (see our previous meetings and archives on the above site)

Santa Barbara R Users Group

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Organizer: Garrett Glasgow

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Barbara-R-Users-Group/

Activities: Meetings will be announced through the Meetup group

Seattle R Users Group

Location: Seattle, WA

Organizers: Zach Stednick, Carolyn Johnston, Stephen Weller

Web site/Mailing list: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-useR/

Activities: Monthly meetings and talks (see Meetup page for more info)


David Smith of REvolution Computing maintains a Local R User Group Directory

Material of talks at RUG meetings (video, slides, code), are available on the RUG (R User Group) blog

Professional Networking Site (including jobs board and discussions) LinkedIn R User Group

rugs/r_user_groups.txt · Last modified: 2014/01/28 by r-omania
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