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R-Users Group Gainesville

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R is a popular programming language for data analysis and visualization that is widely used both in industry and in academia.

The R-Users Group Gainesville is hosting Mel Moreno tomorrow, Tuesday 03/08/2022, at 7 pm. She will give a presentation showing how to create interactive applications in R with Shiny. She’ll review tutorials that cover graphing, plotting and creating maps in R, using Shiny and the leaflet package. Mel is currently a software engineering team lead at UF Clinical and Translational Science Informatics department.

This is a virtual meeting (that does have a fixed start and end time!), RSVP for the Zoom link:


The R-Users Group Gainesville is having its monthly R Learning Community on Wednesday 03/09/2022, from 3 to 5 pm at the UF Informatics Institute (UFII, in the CISE building, across from the Marston Science Library). This get-together is for new(er) R-Users who want to share tips or learn tricks, who have specific problems they need solutions for, or who just want to meet like-minded programmers and make connections. More experienced R jedis are most welcome to impart their wisdom on the young padawans.

This gathering does not have a fixed start or end time. You can drop by any time between 3 and 5 pm.

There is also a Zoom link available (see RSVP link below), but if possible, we encourage you to come in-person. Hex stickers and t-shirts (limited sizes) will be available!

More info and RSVP:


R-Ladies Gainesville is doing a git/GitHub tutorial on Friday 03/11/2022, at noon. Michelle Slawinski will teach you how to use git and GitHub for version control; in a hands-on manner, so have your laptops ready (see RSVP link for prep)! This is one of first meetings in the Tutorial Series that the R-Ladies Gainesville kicked off on 28 January 2022.

This is a virtual meeting, RSVP here for the Zoom link: In line with R-Ladies’ Mission Statement to encourage participation in the R community by underrepresented genders/identities (, R-Ladies Gainesville events are designed for those individuals (including, but not limited to cis/trans women, trans men, non-binary, genderqueer, agender).


As the R-Users Group in Gainesville, we’d like to propose to start collectives or learning communities to connect and introduce people to each other that use the R programming language for data wrangling, stats analysis, modeling, simulation, visualization, etc. We hope that these gatherings will foster a sense of community where we help each other out with coding and design, exchange ideas and forge collaborations.

We’d like to propose two different groups:

  • One for beginners, where we can share tips and tricks, or ask questions. This is not to say that only beginners should come: we’d also like more experienced programmers to be there to share their knowledge! Some of us from the R-Users Group organizers will also be there, but we want to avoid this turning into homework help sessions or us (organizers) just troubleshooting code. It’s supposed to be a knowledge exchange!
  • One for intermediate/advanced programmers. We could run it in a similar format as the beginner group, but we could also decide to sometimes have a gathering around a theme (e.g. mixed models, visualization, text analysis, occupancy models) or specific packages. If you’re interested in this group, I’d like to invite you to come to the first afternoon (this Wednesday) and weigh in.

We can use the UFII/UFBI classroom (E252CSE Bldg.) on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 5 pm (E251 CSE building, the glass walled offices facing Turlington Plaza and Century Tower). The R-Users Group has funding to organize some coffee and snacks 🙂 We will also set up a Zoom connection for those that prefer to attend virtual (see our Meetup page,

We envision this as a flexible gathering: there will be no fixed start or end times, you can drop by any time between 3 and 5 pm (virtual or in-person). No official presentations. The format will be social, sit anywhere, talk to anyone, show your tips and amazing work to anyone. You can also just come and work on your R code, and ask questions whenever they arise.

We have the following dates reserved for this initiative:
9 Mar – novice learning community
23 Mar – coding collective (intermediate to advanced)
13 Apr – novice learning community
20 Apr – coding collective (intermediate to advanced)

We hope to see you one of these Wednesdays!

R-Users Group Gainesville
Geraldine Klarenberg
Ryan Mears
Laurence James-Woodley

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