The African Data Initiative, phase one: Filling the gap in statistical software with R-Instat

IDEMS is committed to supporting the open source development of R-Instat, a front end to the popular statistics language R, conceived for and developed primarily in Africa. It is instigated by African Maths Initiative (AMI) as part of their African Data Initiative (ADI) project to support data playing a transformative role in African development.

A large proportion of IDEMS’s work on R-Instat is either pro-bono work supporting and mentoring the developers in AMI and develop custom functionality of the software usually through specific contracts. We actively look for contracts which can raise funds to support the development team in AMI, and IDEMS has taken on a responsibility to source this continued funding stream