Re: [R] Announcement: the 2nd Chinese R Conference

From: Yihui Xie <>
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 01:22:29 -0500

Hi useRs,

We are happy to announce that "the 2nd Chinese R Conference" is to be held on Dec 5 - 6 in Beijing (Renmin University of China) and Dec 12 -13 in Shanghai (East China Normal University). Although the registration has been turned off now and we have got more participants than we expected, we still welcome more useRs to attend the conference (free of charge but might be crowded).

Here is a rough list of topics to be covered on the conference:

For more details, please visit:



Yihui Xie <>
Phone: 515-294-6609 Web:
Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
3211 Snedecor Hall, Ames, IA

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 3:26 PM, Yihui Xie <> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Sorry for the so late announcement: we are organizing the 2nd Chinese
> R Conference now following the one held last year in Beijing (see
> "Conference Review: The 1st Chinese R Conference". The R Journal.
> Vol1/1. P69.) The conference will be focused on:
>  * introducing and popularizing R as a powerful tool for statistical
> computation and graphics in China;
>  * gathering Chinese R users and promoting communication between
> different disciplines and industries;
> For Chinese useRs and English speakeRs who will be in Beijing in
> November or December, please feel free to participate and we will be
> grateful if talks can be contributed at the conference. The conference
> will be mainly in Chinese but English talks are also welcome.
> There will be two successive sessions at two difference locations:
> Beijing (Renmin University of China) and Shanghai (East China Normal
> University). There is no registration fee for the Beijing session
> (thanks to the support from the School of Statistics, Renmin
> University), and we will try our best to cover the conference fee for
> the Shanghai session. So the conference is basically free (as in
> beer).
> The dates for the sessions are still to be determined (sorry again for
> the hasty organization), but the probability of holding this
> conference in December is greater than .95.
> Please visit the following page (in Chinese) for further information:
> Beijing useRs please contact for registration,
> and Shanghai useRs:
> Thanks!
> P.S. we hope the next conference will be better prepared; please
> contact if you have any suggestions on the 3rd
> Chinese R Conference.
> Regards,
> Yihui
> --
> Yihui Xie <>
> Phone: 515-294-6609 Web:
> Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
> 3211 Snedecor Hall, Ames, IA
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