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Offering up a new online opportunity can be a mixed bag since there’s no real guarantee of gathering an audience.

For UT’s National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), there needn’t have been any worries.

A recent online tutorial for R, a free open-source software environment for statistical computing and graphics, hosted by the three drew 800 registrants from around the world.

Of those, 420 logged in and thirty participants also came onsite for the workshop, which took place in the NIMBioS presentation room in the Claxton Education Building, helping set records for participation.

For more on the event, continue reading at NICS