What is R user group? Welcome to the Mass General Brigham (MGB) R User Group
R is a free and open programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphical visualization. Along with this powerful software, comes a dynamic and vast community.
What are user groups? In personal or business computing, a user group is a set of people who have similar interests, goals or concerns. The members have regular meetings where they can share their ideas. Ideally, the members of a user group live in the same geographic area, so they can get together in person.
How many R users are there? There are currently more than two million users of R around the world, according the R Consortium, a group created to promote the use of the open source language. Developers have written and open sourced more than 13,000 libraries via CRAN to automate a variety of statistical tasks and plotting graphs.
Is R still widely used? R is a programming language that is becoming increasingly popular in the world of data science. In fact, according to TIOBE Index 2021, R currently occupies de 13th place as the most popular programming languages in the world.