The next million R users

Many students believe that R is obscure, complex, and difficult to write. However, data from a new large-scale survey of R users conducted by RStudio shows that new R users are taking...

The next million R users

January 25, 2019

Many students believe that R is obscure, complex, and difficult to write. However, data from a new large-scale survey of R users conducted by RStudio shows that new R users are taking dramatically different learning paths from those who learned R as recently as 2 years ago, and these new learning paths are changing its perception. In this talk, we'll present this new survey data, describe how new tools and techniques for teaching R can satisfy the demands of today's R learners, and outline a vision for adding millions of new R users to our community.

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Carl Howe

Carl Howe is the Director of Education at RStudio and has been a dedicated R user since 2002. Carl leads a team of professional educators and data scientists at RStudio whose mission to train the next million R users globally. Carl regularly teaches workshops on topics such as reproducible R Markdown and RStudio's Pro products to help R beginners become productive more quickly. Carl lives with his wife Carolyn in Stow, Massachusetts at the pleasure of his two cats.