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The R User Conference 2010


Following the successful userR! 2004, useR! 2006, useR! 2007, useR! 2008, and useR! 2009, conferences, the conference is focused on:

  1. R as the 'lingua franca' of data analysis and statistical computing,
  2. providing a platform for R users to discuss and exchange ideas on how R can be used to do statistical computations, data analysis, visualization and exciting applications in various fields,
  3. giving an overview of the new features of the rapidly evolving R project.


The program will cover topics such as

  • Applied Statistics & Biostatistics
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Chemometrics and Computational Physics
  • Data Mining
  • Econometrics & Finance
  • Environmetrics & Ecological Modeling
  • High Performance Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • Marketing & Business Analytics
  • Psychometrics
  • Robust Statistics
  • Social network analysis
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Statistics in the Social and Political Sciences
  • Teaching
  • Visualization & Graphics
  • and many more

Conference Web site:



Start Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
End Date: Friday, July 23, 2010
Location: 100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD, 20899 USA
Audience: Other
Format: Conference


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
Financial sponsors: REvolution Computing, TIBCO, Ritter and Danielson Consulting


Registration Contact:

Katharine Mullen, NIST
phone: 001-301-975-6890
email: Katharine.Mullen@nist.gov

General Contact:

Angela Ellis, NIST
phone: 301-975-3881
email: angela.ellis@nist.gov


Transportation between NIST and at least the following hotels will be provided:

Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville, phone: 301-840-0200, use Group Identification 'NRU' to book for the rate of $129/night, without breakfast.

Sleep Inn Rockville, phone: 301-948-8000, use the following instructions to book for a group rate of $89/night, including breakfast.

Motel 6 Gaithersburg, phone: 301-977-3311, current rate of $54/night, without breakfast.

Note: booking via the group rate may be only slightly less expensive (and in the case of the Sleep Inn, possibly more expensive) than the "Advance Purchase'' rate available to the general public via the hotel websites. The advantage of booking with the group rate is that you will be refunded if you need to cancel your trip and you provide the hotel 72 hours notice.

Please inform the organizing committee at useR!-2010 at R-project.org if you would like transportation between NIST and a hotel other than the three listed above.

Information regarding additional options for accommodation near NIST please visit this website.

Technical Contact:

Katharine Mullen, NIST
phone: 001-301-975-6890
email: Katharine.Mullen@nist.gov