Navigating the R package universe.

There will be a special session Wed. July 5, from 17:00 - 18:30 in the main meeting room to provide for discussion and hopefully team-building for the development of tools to improve the ability of users to quickly find and efficiently exploit the richness of the R package collections. Following brief presentations, we hope to gather in smaller groups to address such approaches as wrappers to unify package calls, improved task views and similar aids to guide package selection, and better search methods. Other ideas are welcome. Advance materials are available in the wiki at We welcome advance communications with interested useRs.

John Nash (nashjc at, Julia Silge (julia.silge at, and Spencer Graves (spencer.graves