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India and R #rstats

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Train in R

While India is downloading a lot of R packages, it seems only one Indian (?) has ever gone to a UseR annual conference- the latest being in LA http://user2014.stat.ucla.edu/#registration despite India having a huge hub of analytics talent. (and even impressive number of official SAS certifications)

Screenshot 2014-04-29 22.11.04

But seriously just one attendee. With so many downloads and so many R Blogger visits?

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The lovely cartograms from the brilliant Rapporter team here

You need to hover to get the data by country

You can see the app here and http://rapporter.net/custom/R-activity/#CRAN_all/6

Clearly this is not true as many people of Indian origin do contribute to the R program, however the country wide demographics suggest that the R project is clearly a Western (and not a truly global endeavour) . Maybe the R foundation can try moving the conference a bit more Eastern (hemisphere wise)- or maybe the digital divide is just a practical way of the world order.

Unless China creates a fork of R ;)

 


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