We are a group of librarians, researchers, graduate students, and others affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania who use R. We work on collaborative training projects to grow our combined skills and promote the use of reproducible research and coding practices.

We welcome individuals from all skill levels — including (and especially) people who haven’t used R but want to, and who have never used a scripting language (whether R, Python, etc.) before.


We meet every Friday from 10:00-11:30am in the Weigle Information Commons (WIC) on the first floor of the Van Pelt – Dietrich Library Center.

We are currently choosing a new time to meet during winter/spring 2018. If you would like to join us during the new term, please let us know which times work for you through our WhenIsGood poll. The poll closes on December 18th.

When possible, we agree in advance on topics for specific weeks.

Finding Us

Our Meeting Space

The Weigle Information Commons is located in the Van Pelt – Dietrich Library Center.

We meet in the WIC’s Goldstein Electronic Classroom.


The Electronic Classroom is equipped with Windows laptops; thus, you don’t need to bring a computer to join us. It also features movable tables.

There’s no need to tell us in advance that you’re coming in, and no requirement that you attend every week (though we encourage doing so!).

Our Digital Spaces

You can chat with other use-Rs on our Slack channel (you’ll need to create an account with your U. Penn email address).

You can find us on GitHub, as well.