The JSM conference in Chicago, July 31 thru August 4, 2016, is one of the largest to be found on statistics, with many terrific talks for R users. We’ve listed some of the sessions that we’re particularly excited about below. These include talks from RStudio employees, like Hadley Wickham, Yihui Xie, Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Garrett Grolemund, and Joe Cheng, but also include a bunch of other talks about R that we think look interesting.

When you’re not in one of the sessions below, please visit us in the exhibition area, booth #126-128. We’ll have copies of all our cheat sheets and stickers, and it’s a great place to learn about the other stuff we’ve been working on lately: from Sparklyr and R Markdown Notebooks to the latest in RStudio Server Pro, Shiny Server Pro,, RStudio Connect (beta) and more!

Another great place to chat with people interested in R is the Statistical Computing and Graphics Mixer at 6pm on Monday in the Hilton Stevens Salon A4. It’s advertised as a business meeting in the program, but don’t let that put you off - it’s open to all.


Session 21: Statistical Computing and Graphics Student Awards Sunday, July 31, 2016 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM, CC-W175b

Session 47 Making the Most of R Tools Hadley Wickham, RStudio (Discussant) Sunday, July 31, 2016: 4:00 PM to 4:50 PM, CC-W183b

Thinking with Data Using R and RStudio: Powerful Idioms for Analysts Nicholas Jon Horton, Amherst College; Randall Pruim, Calvin College ; Daniel Kaplan, Macalester College Transform Your Workflow and Deliverables with Shiny and R Markdown Garrett Grolemund, RStudio

Session 54 Recent Advances in Information Visualization Yihui Xie, RStudio (organizer) Sunday, July 31, 2016: 4:00 PM to 4:50 PM, CC-W183c

Session 85 Reproducibility Promotes Transparency, Efficiency, and Aesthetics Richard Schwinn Sunday, July 31, 2016 : 5:35 PM to 5:50 PM, CC-W176a

Session 88 Communicate Better with R, R Markdown, and Shiny Garrett Grolemund, RStudio (Poster Session) Sunday, July 31, 2016: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, CC-Hall F1 West


Session 106 Linked Brushing in R Hadley Wickham, RStudio Monday, August 1, 2016 : 8:35 AM to 8:55 AM, CC-W196b

Session 127 R Tools for Statistical Computing Monday, August 1, 2016 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM, CC-W196c

8:35 AM The Biglasso Package: Extending Lasso Model Fitting to Big Data in R — Yaohui Zeng, University of Iowa ; Patrick Breheny, University of Iowa 8:50 AM Independent Sampling for a Spatial Model with Incomplete Data — Harsimran Somal, University of Iowa ; Mary Kathryn Cowles, University of Iowa 9:05 AM Introduction to the TextmineR Package for R — Thomas Jones, Impact Research 9:20 AM Vector-Generalized Time Series Models — Victor Miranda Soberanis, University of Auckland ; Thomas Yee, University of Auckland 9:35 AM New Computational Approaches to Large/Complex Mixed Effects Models — Norman Matloff, University of California at Davis 9:50 AM Broom: An R Package for Converting Statistical Modeling Objects Into Tidy Data Frames — David G. Robinson, Stack Overflow 10:05 AM Exact Parametric and Nonparametric Likelihood-Ratio Tests for Two-Sample Comparisons — Yang Zhao, SUNY Buffalo ; Albert Vexler, SUNY Buffalo ; Alan Hutson, SUNY Buffalo ; Xiwei Chen, SUNY Buffalo

Session 270 Automated Analytics and Data Dashboards for Evaluating the Impacts of Educational Technologies Daniel Stanhope and Joyce Yu and Karly Rectanus Monday, August 1, 2016 : 3:05 PM to 3:50 PM, CC-Hall F1 West


Session 276 Statistical Tools for Clinical Neuroimaging Ciprian Crainiceanu Tuesday, August 2, 2016 : 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM, CC-W375a

Session 332 Doing More with Data in and Outside the Undergraduate Classroom Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Duke University (organizer) Tuesday, August 2, 2016 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM, CC-W184bc

Session 407 Interactive Visualizations and Web Applications for Analytics Tuesday, August 2, 2016 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM, CC-W179a

2:05 PM Radiant: A Platform-Independent Browser-Based Interface for Business Analytics in R — Vincent Nijs, Rady School of Management 2:20 PM Rbokeh: An R Interface to the Bokeh Plotting Library — Ryan Hafen, Hafen Consulting 2:35 PM Composable Linked Interactive Visualizations in R with Htmlwidgets and Shiny — Joseph Cheng, RStudio 2:50 PM Papayar: A Better Interactive Neuroimage Plotter in R — John Muschelli, The Johns Hopkins University 3:05 PM Interactive and Dynamic Web-Based Graphics for Data Analysis — Carson Sievert, Iowa State University 3:20 PM HTML Widgets: Interactive Visualizations from R Made Easy! — Yihui Xie, RStudio ; Ramnath Vaidyanathan, Alteryx


Session 475 Steps Toward Reproducible Research Yihui Xie, RStudio (Discussant) Wednesday, August 3, 2016 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM, CC-W196c

8:35 AM Reproducibility for All and Our Love/Hate Relationship with Spreadsheets — Jennifer Bryan, University of British Columbia 8:55 AM Steps Toward Reproducible Research — Karl W. Broman, University of Wisconsin - Madison 9:15 AM Enough with Trickle-Down Reproducibility: Scientists, Open This Gate! Scientists, Tear Down This Wall! — Karthik Ram, University of California at Berkeley 9:35 AM Integrating Reproducibility into the Undergraduate Statistics Curriculum — Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Duke University

Session 581 Mining Text in R David Marchette, Naval Surface Warfare Center Wednesday, August 3, 2016 : 2:05 PM to 2:40 PM, CC-W180


Session 696 Statistics for Social Good Hadley Wickham, RStudio (Chair) Thursday, August 4, 2016 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM, CC-W179a

Session 694 Web Application Teaching Tools for Statistics Using R and Shiny Jimmy Doi and Gail Potter and Jimmy Wong and Irvin Alcaraz and Peter Chi Thursday, August 4, 2016 : 11:05 AM to 11:20 AM, CC-W192a