I would like to start a R user group in Birmingham, Alabama. Please comment if anyone is interested. I’m thinking I will host in Google Groups, since meetup costs money. Let me know if I should use some other site.
Great idea! If you're looking for some tips on setting up an R group I've published some here:http://www.revolutionanalytics.com/news-events/r-user-group/how-to-start-r-user-group.phpMeetup.com does cost money, but in my experience new groups that use it have better luck building traction than those that don't. And a sponsorship from Revolution can help with the cost:http://www.revolutionanalytics.com/news-events/r-user-group/Hope this helps!
I would be delighted to know more. I use R in my business.
Bill, if you are following comments, please email me at kent.russell [at] timelyportfolio.com. I have one other from Huntsville interested so let's get this going.