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Thank you to everyone who filled in the EdinbR survey! We had 75 responses (and a few more after I grabbed the results) — here’s some quick analysis, all done in R of course. The code and data for these figures are available on our github account.

Who’s coming to EdinbR meetings?

It looks like the majority of our audience would describe themselves as having an “intermediate” level of R knowledge, but there’s a good number of beginners too. The overall number of attendees is promising too: 43 said they’d attend either every meeting or most meetings!

When’s the best time and day for meetings?

Together the results for the best time and day were potentially biased by our very first meeting (which happened at Wednesday 5pm)…

Regardless this result means we’ll stick with Wednesdays at 5pm for now.

Where should meetings be held?

Again strong support for the status quo: George square (and Bristo square, informatics etc.) are nice, central locations which are ideal for those based in the city centre and a decent compromise for those further afield, such as EdinbR attendees from the IGMM or King’s Buildings.

What do we want to hear about?

We had a rough and very non-comprehensive list of potential topics for future meetings and asked respondents to select those they were interested in hearing about.

This gives a good road map for upcoming EdinbR meetings: if you could give a talk about any of the above topics then do let us know! You can reach me by email or on twitter.

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Ben Moore

I'm a bioinformatics PhD student and R-ficionado at the University of Edinburgh.

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