The DC Area R Users group has become Statistical Programming DC (SPDC), a part of Data Community DC. This change is a reflection of the reality that people working with data use multiple tools to get the job done. This group has a very strong R user base, and our content will be primarily R focused. However, we will also have events on other programming languages that are used for statistical, numerical and data programming including Python, MATLAB, Julia and Java. Our meetups will focus on practical tips and tricks in doing tasks with these programming languages. We will also plan workshops, tutorials, etc. We will identify which language will be covered in each event.

This group, alongside the other Data Community DC groups, is dedicated to bringing together the DC metropolitan area statistical programming practitioners, hackers, students and academics to exchange knowledge, inspire new users, and spur the adoption of many of these tools in innovative research and commercial applications.