Founded by Josh Reich and Drew Conway, the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup started as the New York R Meetup with a handful of people in an office at Union Square Ventures. Since then it has grown to over 11,000 members and has been hosted at NYU, Columbia, AOL, iHeartRadio, eBay, Work-Bench and other locations.

Our mission is to spread knowledge of statistical programming techniques in open-source languages such as R, Python, Julia and Go, and data science in general. Another important aspect is community building and socializing. The meetups start with pizza, followed by a 45-90 minute talk, ending with a trip to the local bar.


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We now stream and host videos of meetups on Facebook and YouTube and older videos are scattered on a variety of services. They are also listed on the Presentations page.


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Upcoming Meetup

Relational Data Models with the dm Package

February 4, 2020 06:30:00 PM

The first of two meetups in February features Kirill Müller of {DBI} fame.

For the February 11th talk with Thomas Lumley please visit

Thank you to Rise NY for hosting.

About the Talk:
Kirill will present {dm}, a new package that facilitates working with multiple tables. Three principal use cases can be identified: consuming a data model, building in-memory or local data models without relying on relational databases, and preparing consistent relational data models for consumption by others. Based on these use cases, he outlines the features of this package and discusses future development. The presentation will be interactive with live coding and a script that attendees can run during or after the presentation. The package is available on GitHub at

About Kirill:
Kirill works on the boundary between data and computer science with more than 20 years of software engineering experience. He enjoys working with and contributing to the R ecosystem since 2012. In 2018 he joined forces with Christoph Sax to found cynkra, a Zurich-based consultancy that helps businesses and government institutions better understand their valuable data and communicate the insights, with a focus on the R ecosystem.

Pizza ( begins at 6:30, the talk starts at 7, then after we head to the local bar.


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