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Monday 14th March 2016

Bristol Data Scientists Meetup

The next Bristol Data Scientists meetup is next Thursday 17th March.  We have some really interesting presentations and, as ever, there will be free beers!

  • Rich Pugh,   Mango Solutions “Building the unicorn: creating a data science team”
  • Tim Paulden,   ATASS Sports “Smashing the racket: Detecting match-fixing in tennis via in-play betting irregularities”
  • John Steedman, North Somerset Council “Risk of NEET Indicator Refresh”

Hope you can join us.

To register and for all details :


Monday 15th February 2016

Early Bird and Academic Tickets now released for EARL 2016

We are pleased to announce that early bird tickets for the EARL (Effective Application of the R Language) Conference have been released and are now available to purchase.  The conference will be held on the 13th-15th September 2016 at the Tower Hotel in London.

Find out more here


Monday 15th February 2016

EARL Conference Evening Reception Venue announced










The Tower of London will host the Conference Evening Reception on Wednesday 14th September and will include a private escorted tour of the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels by the Tower’s famous Beefeaters.

Click here to read more 


Tuesday 9th February 2016

Call for Abstracts for EARL London 

EARL 2016





If you have a story to tell about the commercial use of the R statistical programming langauage, we want to hear from you! We know public speaking can be daunting, but it’s a great way to share your ideas with others and we like to think that EARL attendees are some of the nicest people around. (We’re biased, obviously!)  If you need any help putting your abstract together, or in getting ready to present your talk, just let us know. We’re always on the lookout for something new and exciting and can’t wait to hear from you all.

Click here to submit your abstract.


Monday 1st February 2016

New Python Course Announced

New course released – Introduction to Python for Data Analysis for Beginners.  It is a 2 day course on 24th-25th Feb 2016 in London.  Click here for more information.









Monday 8th December 2015

EARL London Dates Announced

Add 13th to 15th September to your diary for the leading R Conference in London next year.  If you would like to speak at EARL London then please email

London Dates announced








Monday 2nd November 2015

EARL 2015 Conference in Boston begins organised by Mango Solutions 

Boston 2015 (1)


EARL Conference is underway at the Microsoft NERD Centre in Boston today with 4 educational R Workshops.  If you want to follow what is happening follow #EARL2015 in Twitter.


Monday 28th September 2015

Live Webinar on Analytics

Mango Solutions Co-Owner Richard Pugh doing live webinar on

Blurring the Lines: Analytic BI & Decision Portals

on 10th December 2pm.  Register online here



Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Pre-Order your Amazon book: SAMS Teach Yourself R in 24 Hours

Mango consultants Andy Nicholls, Richard Pugh and Aimee Gott are currently writing SAMS ‘Teach Yourself R in 24 Hours’. Pre-order here



Over the coming weeks they will be adding materials and reference documentation to supplement the book itself.  In the meantime click here for a brief description as to what to expect.


Monday 21st September 2015

EARL R Conference in London a Big Success

With over 40 presenters and 4 educational workshops, this years EARL ( Effective Applications of the R Language) R Conference in London was an overwhelming success.  Thanks to the Keynote Speakers: Alex Bellos, Joe Cheng, Hannah Fry and Dirk Eddelbuettel who were outstanding and all the other speakers who travelled far and wide to present.  The fantastic setting of the Tower Bridge Hotel once again proved a hit with the amazing Tuesday night reception at Tower Bridge walkways taking the conference to a new level.  Boston EARL now being organised on Nov 2-4th 2015.

To register for Boston EARL click here


Tuesday 25th August 2015

Teach Yourself R in 24 Hours Book being written by top Mango Consultants

Mango consultants Andy Nicholls, Richard Pugh and Aimee Gott are in the process of writing SAMS Teach Yourself R in 24 Hours as we speak.  Soon in 24 hours or less you can learn all the skills and techniques you’ll need to import, manipulate, summarize, model, and plot data with R, formalize analytical code; and build powerful R packages using current best practices.

Read more…


Monday 17th August 2015

Mango Solutions co-founder Richard Pugh is the new President of the R Consortium

Mango Solutions are delighted to announce that our co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist, Richard Pugh, has been elected as the inaugural President of the R Consortium.  The R Consortium was originally formed by a number of organisations who wished to support the ongoing development and adoption of the R Language:

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Tuesday 11th August 2015

Mango take over the running of Bristol Data Science MeetUp. 

The meeting will be an informal event aimed at the promotion of and shared learning around Data Science and will consist of a few short presentations followed by networking time over a drink.

Bristol Data Science Meetup

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015, 6:00 PM

The Watershed
1 Canon’s Road Bristol, GB

16 Data Scientists Attending

We are delighted to announce that the next Bristol Data Scientists Meetup will take place on the 3rd September.The meeting will be an informal event aimed at the promotion of and shared learning around Data Science and will consist of a few short presentations followed by networking time over a drink.Agenda:6.00pm Arrival and drinks6.30pm  Welc…

Check out this Meetup →


Monday 20th July 2015

BaselR meetup a huge success

Thank you to everyone who attended the BaselR meeting on the 16th July; we are indebted to Anne Kuemmel, Aimee Gott, Daniel Sabanes Bove and Reinhold Koch for their presentations which can be viewed by clicking here.

Thank you also to F. Hoffmann-La Roche for generously hosting the meeting.

Details of the next BaselR meeting will be posted in due course . if anyone would like to offer a presentation for a future meeting, we would be delighted to hear from you. Email


Thursday 16th July 2015

Mango Solutions announces the Conference Agenda for EARL Boston  2-4th November

With around 50 speakers, we are pleased to announce the full conference agenda is now online and can be viewed here 


Monday 6th July 2015

Mango Solutions announces it’s keynote speakers at Earl Boston 2-4th November.

We are delighted to announce that the keynote speakers for EARL 2015 in Boston will be David Smith (Revolution Analytics), Garrett Grolemund (RStudio), John Thompson (Dell) and Richard Pugh (Mango Solutions).

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Tuesday 30th June 2015

Mango Solutions announces its key involvement with the newly launched R Consortium to support millions of users around the world

 Mango Solutions, the leading data science company based in Europe and with offices in the UK and China are pleased to announce that they are one of the founding organisations of the recently launched R Consortium.

The R Consortium was formed by a number of interested technology firms including Microsoft, Oracle and HP and has been guided by The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development.

Read more…


Monday 29th June 2015

Mango Solutions sponsors and speaking at UseR! Conference in Denmark

Aalborg, Denmark – 29th June 2015 – Mango are delighted to be sponsoring and exhibiting at UseR! 2015 this week in Denmark. This is an annual R conference bringing together users and developers from academia and industry.  Aimee Gott one of our R Consultants will be delivering a speach on ‘Formalising R Development – ValidR Enterprise’ on Thursday at 1pm. 

Tuesday 23rd June 2015

EARL 2014 presentations now online

Thinking of registering for EARL2015  in London 14th-16th September and Boston 2nd-4th November?   To whet your appetite, why not grab a coffee and take a look at last years presentations which are now available online.

Read the presentations here


Thursday 5th March 2015

Mango Solutions releases version 1.0 of RapidNCA

Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK – 5th March 2015 – Mango Solutions are pleased to announce the release of version 1.0 of RapidNCA, an application for the quick performance of non-compartmental analysis via a streamlined and controlled workflow process.



Monday 5th January 2015

EARL Conferences 2015 – Call for Abstracts

London, UK 14-16th September and Boston, USA 2-4th November (full details can be found here)

We would be pleased to receive abstracts for presentations for both conferences. Abstract submission forms can be downloaded as follows:

Abstracts for London Conference
Abstracts for Boston Conference

All presenters of accepted abstracts will receive a free conference pass for the day of their presentation plus free entry to the conference evening networking event.

For more information, please email



Monday 10th November 2014

EARL Conference 2015  – dates announced and early bird registration open


Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural EARL Conference, we are delighted to announce that EARL2015 will be held in London on the 14th – 16th September 2015.  For full information and for all updates please visit



Monday 28th April 2014

Mango Corsham 10K run


On Sunday 27th April, ten employees from the Chippenham office took part in the Corsham 10K with around 1000 other runners. Congratulations to all involved and to our Project Manager Chris James, who was the fastest employee round the course at a time of 47 minutes.

10K Compressed copy



Monday 31st March 2014

 Registration for the EARL Conference 2014 is now OPEN


Early Bird registration for the EARL Conference is now open – take advantage of the early bird ticket prices to secure your place. Registration can be done online. For full details please go to



Monday 31st March 2014

 R in Financial Services Seminar, London, 3rd April


Mango’s Rich Pugh will be presenting “Automated Trading Strategies using R”, detailing a system built for a leading Hedge Fund using R as the optimisation engine. The Seminar is being hosted by Oracle.




Tuesday 14th January 2014

EARL (Effective Applications of the R Language) Conference, London.   15th – 18th September 2014


We are delighted to announce a new conference : EARL (Effective Applications of the R Language) 2014 will be held at The Tower Hotel in London on the 16th and 17th September, with pre-conference workshops on Monday 15th September  –   Registration opens in March.  If you are interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at the Conference or have suggestions/requests for workshop topics please let us know via



Friday 10th January 2014

Mango welcomes two new R Consultants

We are very pleased to start the new year with the addition of two new R Consultants to the team. Chris Musselle PhD  joins us from the University of Bristol where following completion of his doctorate in Data Fusion Techniques for Temporal Correlation and Anomaly Detection he worked as a Research Assistant in Statistics and BioInformatics. Chris is also a Python expert.  Richard Chandler-Mant has recently completed his MSc in Applied Statistics from Oxford University following employment with BAE Systems where he modelled real world engineering problems and received two Chairman’s Awards for Innovation.   We warmly welcome them both to Mango Solutions.



Monday 4th November 2013

Record Registrations for December LondonR meeting

We are delighted to see sustained and continued growth of interest in R. This is evident from the huge surge of interest in our R user group meetings, most particularly in London. Since the meetings began in 2007 we have moved venue 4 times to accommodate an ever growing crowd; the December 2013 meeting already has over 250 people registered to attend and our mailing list has over 600 people signed up to receive news and information on LondonR events. A separate LondonR group on meetup numbers a further 500+ R aficionados.  LondonR is attracting interest from a growing range of industries including banking, insurance, media, advertising, web analytics, health and the public sector. For more information on the meeting visit


Thursday 31st October 2013

Mango to Sponsor R for Insurance 2014

Following the success of last year’s inaugural R for Insurance Conference in London, Mango are delighted to announce that they will be repeating their support for the 2014 conference to be held on the 14th July 2014.


Monday 14th October 2013

Mango release Navigator 9.0

Mango Solutions are pleased to announce the release of the latest version of Navigator 9.0. Navigator is a full model development environment that provides a generic framework for reporting. The new release includes the Model Tree view; a graphical step-based interface which creates a completely new modelling view and level of interaction with the application. SAS and Matlab integration has also been included in 9.0, which allows a wider variety of modellers to use the application. A further feature of this release is Syntax Highlighting and Input Deduction within the application.s new inbuilt file editor, allowing modellers to quickly create or alter any file type within the application. Navigator is used by some of the world.s largest companies. The next release is scheduled in March 2014.


Wednesday 13th October 2013

Mango win contract with the Office for Rail Regulation

Mango are delighted to have been selected by the ORR to provide advice on process improvements to assist them in running analysis more effectively, whilst making recommendations to improve existing workflows.


Friday 11th January 2013

ManchesterR – New R User Group

We are pleased to announce our sponsorship of a new R user group in Manchester, bringing R networking to a growing community of R users in the north. The first meeting will take place on the 7th February, and is open to all interested parties. For more information please see the Manchester R website


Tuesday 6th November 2012

Recruiting: New Sales Roles

We are currently looking for both an experienced Sales Executive and an Internal Sales person. To apply please send your CV and Covering Letter to


Thursday 10th May 2012

Mango contribute to new Life Sciences Publication

Richard Pugh, Andy Nicholls and Charles Roosen were delighted to be asked to contribute to a new publication “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Tables: Graphics in Life Sciences.” Their combined efforts produced the chapter Exploring Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Data. The book is now available on Amazon. or via


Wednesday 9th May 2012

Mango are “Putting the R in Analytics”

Due to our strength and expertise in R, Mango Directors Matt Aldridge and Richard Pugh were interviewed for an article about R which has been published in Information Age, the online magazine for IT and Business Leaders. The article can be read here


Tuesday 24th April 2012

Technical Team Lead required for DDMoRe Project

We have a new vacancy for a Technical Team Lead for our participation in the DDMoRe project (part of the European Innovative Medicines Initiative) and for which we are the primary developer. A full job description is available here. To apply for this role please email


Thursday 23rd February 2012

New Office and Contact details

Due to rapid expansion our Head Office has moved to new office premises. Our new address is: 2 Methuen Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 0GB and our new contact numbers: Tel: +44 (0)1249 705 450 and Fax: +44 (0)1249 705 451. The new office gives us considerably more office space, more meeting rooms, more parking and a cafe and gym on site.


Friday 4th November 2011

Pharmacometrics Business Analyst and Pharmacometrics Technician Vacancies

1) As part of the IMI DDMoRe project, Mango Solutions is looking to recruit a Pharmacometrics Business Analyst.  Applicants should have a degree or above in Modelling, Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics or related subjects, and have worked on PKPD studies. The applicant should have one year’s experience of at least one of the following modelling tools: – NONMEM – Open/WinBugs – Monolix And 3 or more years’ experience of one of the following general purpose tools – Matlab – R – S-PLUS – SAS The successful applicant will be responsible for business analysis and design of software that assists with model development, and be our “expert user”. The role may also involve modelling consultancy engagements, and training. 2) As part of the IMI DDMoRe project, Mango Solutions is looking to recruit a Pharmacometrics Technician.  Applicants should have a degree or above in Modelling, Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics or related subjects, and have worked on PKPD studies. The applicant should have experience of: – NONMEM and FORTRAN – MPI and High Performance Computing – Grid technologies The successful applicant will be responsible for systems analysis, installation, maintenance and development of modelling tools, infrastructure and environments. CVs and covering letters should be submitted to


Friday 21st October 2011

Mango’s Growing – 50 employees and counting..

Our latest round of recruitment has seen a big increase in staff numbers; most of the new recruits are based in our head office in Wiltshire but we also have new employees in Shanghai and Basel. Ongoing projects and requirements mean that this rapid expansion is set to continue.


Tuesday 11th October 2011

Mango Solutions China website is now live


Tuesday 6th September 2011

Mango Solutions is pleased to present its new RExcel course

This course will enable you to retain the best features of Excel with the most powerful statistical language in the world. The main topics addressed on this course are:

  1. Understand how Excel and ‘R’ communicate through RExcel.
  2. To understand the menu options of RExcel.
  3. How data is passed from and to Excel and ‘R’ using RExcel.
  4. How to run R functions in ‘R’ and return results.
  5. What is Excel/VBA and how it can be used to automate Excel processes.
  6. How RExcel is used from within Excel/VBA.
  7. Writing a small application; bringing it all together.

Please contact for any information


Thursday 7th July 2011

Brandon Whitcher invited to present Keynote Speech at UseR! 2011

Brandon will be presenting on Quantitative Medical Imaging Analysis at the UseR! 2011 conference to be held at Warwick University in August. Details of his abstract for this presentation follow: All pharmaceutical companies apply medical imaging to their drug development process. One key difference between the application of medical imaging for drug development versus clinical diagnosis is quantification. The biomarkers obtained from a medical imaging experiment must be quantifiable in order to apply classical methods of statistical inference; for example, group comparisons based on treatment or disease. Imaging biomarkers are obtained in clinical trials, usually on a subset of subjects, at every stage in drug development. The process of obtaining a summary statistic or hypothesis test from in vivo medical imaging requires several steps, such as reconstruction, registration, segmentation and mathematical modelling before inference may be performed. The number and sequence of steps will vary depending upon the disease, drug therapy and biological system under investigation. I believe that open-source programming environments like R and public-domain medical imaging data sets (e.g., ADNI, OAI, RIDER) are key to incrementally improving the quality of the methodology and implementation of algorithms for medical imaging applied to drug development. I will provide an overview of quantitative methods for medical image analysis using specific packages developed in the R community and relevant clinical data.


Friday 1st July 2011

Mango Solutions opens new office in London

Our new London office opens on Friday 1st July at 14, Greville Street, London, EC1 8SB. The London office will be the home of Mango Finance.


Monday 13th June 2011

Mango to exhibit at 38th GIRO Meeting

Mango Solutions is excited to announce that  we will be exhibiting at the 38th Annual GIRO conference, the annual gathering of the UK general insurance actuarial community, between 11th-14th October 2011. Come and find us at our stand.