IGS University of Twente

IGS - DataLab

Twente R User Group (TRUG)

The Twente R User Group consists of students and staff from several departments of the University of Twente. The goal of the group meetings is to exchange experiences and ambitions regarding the use of the statistical programming software R.

The user group tries to meet monthly, alternating days and times so that more people are able to join, even if they can only attend bi-monthly. The location of the meetings varies, sometimes the meeting takes place during the workday at the UT-Campus, other meetings are held in the evenings in Boekelo.

The level of experience and type of ambitions of the members vary greatly. Some experienced programmers want to familiarize themselves with R to broaden their horizon, some use R for Monte Carlo simulation, some merely want to use a platform for data manipulation and analysis that does not require an expensive license, and some use R because it can do types of analyses that can’t be carried out using SPSS. Several members in the group are interested in parallelization and integration with C++ code to speed up analyses.

Slides and material of previous sessions as well as information on upcoming meetings are available at the TRUG-blog.