[R] R in Industry - new SIG

Jim Porzak jporzak at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 20:28:10 CET 2007

Thanks Max (& Martin)!

I was about to encourage this. Once the head hunters get wind of this,
I expect a lot of activity - hopefully most will be relevant.

Max, I'd be willing to chip in if you need admin help.

Jim Porzak
Loyalty Matrix Inc.
San Francisco, CA

On 2/8/07, Kuhn, Max <Max.Kuhn at pfizer.com> wrote:
> Martin Maechler called my bluff on this suggestion. I'm now the admin
> for the new special interest group for R related job postings:
>    https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-jobs
> Please send appropriate emails to this list. There are some simple rules
> for postings (e.g. no attachments etc).
> Max
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Kuhn, Max
> Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 5:10 PM
> To: Doran, Harold; R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] R in Industry
> As someone who has (reluctantly) sent job postings to R Help, I think
> that a SIG would be a good idea.
> Max
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Doran, Harold
> Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 2:08 PM
> To: R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] R in Industry
> The other day, CNN had a story on working at Google. Out of curiosity, I
> went to the Google employment web site (I'm not looking, but just
> curious). In perusing their job posts for statisticians, preference is
> given to those who use R and python. Other languages, S-Plus and
> something called SAS were listed as lower priorities.
> When I started using Python, I noted they have a portion of the web site
> with job postings. CRAN does not have something similar, but think it
> might be useful. I think R is becoming more widely used in industry and
> I wonder if helping it move along a bit, the maintainer of CRAN could
> create a section of the web site devoted to jobs where R is a
> requirement.
> Hence, we could have our own little "monster.com" kind of thing going
> on. Of the multitude of ways the gospel can be spread, this is small.
> But, I think every small step forward is good.
> Anyone think this is useful?
> Harold
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