Great Plains R-Users Group


 Latest: We are looking forward to our next conference to be held May 29-30, 2014 in Sioux Center, Iowa on the campus of Dordt College.

Click here for more information.
Regular registration deadline: May 15!



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  • Recent news (Feb 2014): Join our May conference as a presenter and/or attendee. For more information go here. Here is a link to presentations and materials from the conference.

  • Recent news (Nov 2013): The group had a very successful initial one-day conference at the University of Sioux Falls in November 2013 with over 40 participants. You can view copies of the presentations from the workshop here.

  • Purpose: The Great Plains R-Users Group formed in summer 2013 with the purpose of promoting, supporting and developing the use of R to support academic and industrial usage in the quad-state area of the Great Plains including South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and beyond.

  • Steering committee: Margo Mortland (esurance, Sioux Falls, chair), Chad Birger (University of Sioux Falls), Thomas Brandenburger (South Dakota State University, Brookings), Dianne Cook (Iowa State University, Ames), Seth Franken (esurance, Sioux Falls), Deepak Sanjel (Minnesota State University, Mankato), Ryan Sougstad (Augustana College, Sioux Falls), Nathan Tintle (Dordt College, Sioux Center).


About the group: Margo Mortland (
About the website: Nathan Tintle (