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Yes We CRAN: A Conference on R Packages and Their Applications

December 6 - December 8

One Loudoun, Ashburn VA

(near Dulles Airport [IAD], Washington D.C.)

R is freely-available data science platform.  A recent survey of job postings for data scientists indicate that skills in Python and R each appear in more than 60% of the job descriptions. Another recent survey asked nearly 10,000 R users the open-ended question: “What do you like most about R?”. The two most common responses were community and “packages”, far outpacing “free”, “power”,….  This conference is both a demonstration and celebration of that community. 

This conference is for anyone interested in the R community or data analytics.

Peer-reviewed presentations focus on R packages, with talks by both developers and users with interesting applications of packages developed by others.  We also encourage presentations by anyone who is developing a package — or hopes to entice a developer to fill some current void.  

Interested and have something to share, but can’t make it?  Not a problem.  We understand that R developers and enthusiasts are global citizens, with busy schedules (and in many cases limited finances).  Nonetheless want to share with us?

Do a REMOTE Poster Session!!

One more thing …    All presenters qualify to submit a chapter for inclusion in the forthcoming peer-reviewed book:

A Sampler of R Packages and Their Applications

NOTE TO NEWER R USERS: R packages bundle together code, data, documentation, and example applications, and there are 66,878 publicly-available packages at four websites (via, as of 7/7//19), all free to use.  The most trusted site is CRAN, the Comprehensive R Archive Network (at, which can be searched by topic using its Task Views link on LHS of page.


Conference Chair: Jerry Platt, Ph.D.; Director R&D, The Sisu Advantage ==> QUESTIONS?

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019. 

Peer-review Decision within two weeks of Submission.



(NOTE: Validated full-time students receive 50% discount from prices below).

Registration TypeFeeReg. Deadline

Full Conference Presenter/Poster Fee $350 Nov. 5
Single-day Presenter/Poster Fee $150 Nov. 5
Poster Session(Absentee) Fee $150 Nov. 5
Full Conference Attendee (NON-Presenter/Poster) Fee $150 No Deadline
Single-day Conference Attendee (NON-Presenter/Poster) Fee $60 No Deadline

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The Club @ One Loudoun
44605 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States


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