Taskforce on Women in R (303353)Di Cook, Monash University
*Heike Hoffman, Iowa State University
Keywords: computing, graphics, technology, data science, visualisation
Women make up about 10% of R package maintainers on CRAN. Until last year, there were no women on the R Foundation, now there are 2 of the 32 ordinary members. There are still no women in 19 strong R Core developers list. Late in 2015 the Task Force for Women in R was established with a goal to raise the level of female participation in the R community. The web site forwards.github.io (still in development) will provide the most current information on developments. This talk will discuss the task force activities, and generally the experience of being a female programmer in the statistics community.