Welcome to the Mass General Brigham (MGB) R User Group
R is a free and open programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphical visualization. Along with this powerful software, comes a dynamic and vast community. TheMGB R User Group seeks to bring this community together to share ideas, discuss R related topics, and provide direction for new and experienced users.
How to use R at MGB
There are several different ways to use R at MGB
- MGB Rstudio Server
- MGB Rstudio provides the user-friendly interface to the users.
- Scientific Computing (SciC) Linux Clusters account is required for this service.
- R in SciC Linux Clusters
- In SciC Linux Clusters cluster settings, the users can utilize R in a more flexible, distributed and heavy-computing way.
- SciC Linux Clusters account is required for this service.
- R with IDEA platform
- IDEA platform is our newest big data platform. With IDEA, R can be used with Hadoop/Spark.
- IDEA platform account is required for this service.
MGB R User Group Meeting
MGB R User Group Meetings are held two- or three-times a year to gather all MGB R users - research scientists, clinicians and administrators. In the meeting, the topics about training, R-related infrastructure (Rstudio server/Shiny server) and the policies in MGB R settings are presented and discussed. Also, there are "show-and-tell" speakers to share their R projects.
(This is an informal event for employees who work within the MGB network.)
ERIS Scientific Computing offers R training sessions. Please, check out the Events Calendar for current offerings and to register.
R-intro training is a one-day training course targeting research scientists who have no or little knowledge of R (if you have used R before, please do not sign up for this session). This hands-on training will provide many examples and exercises. Below are the topics that we will study.
- What is R? Why R?
- What to use?
- R console, Rstudio and MGB Rstudio
- How to read and write in R
- Simple computation
- Data manipulation
- Sort / Order
- Merge / Join
- Basic R plots
- How to install packages
To facilitate an informal discussion between the members, we have created an e-mail discussion list where you can sign up here: