Friday, July 15, 2022 - 17:57

Take a break from the summer heat and meet other R users at UMass Chan at these two upcoming R Café Gatherings!

During these gatherings, there will be presentations on specific R libraries, tools, and concepts and time to work on your own projects and ask questions of the group. No prior experience with R required.

The next R Café gathering will take place on July 21 at 3-4pm on Zoom. Registration is now open. The agenda is:

  • Discussion of resources to learn R. Bring your resource suggestions!
  • Troubleshooting. Bring your questions!
  • Getting started with R lesson with Dr. Ben Gerber

You can also save the date and register for the August gathering on August 18 at 3-4pm on Zoom. The tentative presentation/lesson for that gathering is data wrangling with tidyverse.

To follow along with the demonstration, you will need to download R and RStudio prior to the gathering. We recommend following Library Carpentry’s instructions for downloading R and RStudio. If you are using an UMass Chan computer, you will need to contact IT for administrative permissions to download RStudio. However, downloading R and RStudio prior to the gathering is entirely optional.

If you have any questions, please contact the R Café co-hosts, Ben Gerber ( and Tess Grynoch (

R Café Summer Gatherings: On Zoom, July 21 at 3 to 4 pm and August 18 at 3 to 4 pm. Image of laptop with R Café logo next to an iced coffee