Hi everyone!

Great news for the MilanoR community: we are launching R-Lab, a monthly R project of co-working with R on real data science projects.

Either if you are an R expert, a beginner, or you just curious, you are welcome to join us! The first event will be on March 14th, in Mikamai, Milano (more info below).


What is an R-Lab?

The R-Labs are evening kind of mini-hackathons where we work together with R on a real problem.

In short, this is the plan:

  • A company/institution/university proposes a real problem, and teaches something about that issue
  • We work together on the solution, possibly having fun
  • Everything we do is released on Github

We hope to create a space where R users and institutions can meet and exchange their knowledge and needs.

Where can I join the group?

You can join the group on the Meetup platform here:



R-Lab #1 - March 14th, Milano

The first R-Lab edition will be hosted by Mikamai and LinkMe, in Milano, on Tuesday March 14th.

You can see the event and join from here: https://www.meetup.com/R-Lab-Milano/events/238081972/

For the first event, we are ready to start with the following agenda:

18:45 : Meeting at Mikamai

19:00 : Intro: The R-Lab format + Theme of the day: RStudio addins: a shortcut to your favourite functionalities

19:40 : Get some nice pizza (for those who want it)

19:45 : Coding together in small groups + eating the above pizza

22:00 : Comments and feedbacks

22:30 : Goodbye and see you soon!


A bit more about the theme of the day

Most of you may be familiar with RStudio, but most likely not so many of you know an RStudio feature which is called Addin. Addins are a way of interactively executing R functions from RStudio user interface, either through keyboard shortcuts, or through an interactive menu. In other words, you have a way to call a function, that you often use, with a simple shortcut; more than this, you can interact with RStudio itself, e.g. with the cursor position, the file content etc, to the extent of building addins as local shiny gadgets!

During this first R-Lab we are going to introduce the Addins and how they work.Then we’ll try to address some open problems building ad hoc Addins, working together in small groups.

Everything we build will be collected on Github and made available for everybody.

Admission is free!



H:18.45, March 14th


We will be hosted by Mikamai and LinkMe in their location: Via Giulio e Corrado Venini, 42 (very close to the Pasteur metro station).

What to bring

Be sure to bring your own computer, possibly with the latest version of RStudio


For any additional info, please contact us via meetup: https://www.meetup.com/it-IT/R-Lab-Milano/


Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

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