While India is downloading a lot of R packages, it seems only one Indian (?) has ever gone to a UseR annual conference- the latest being in LA http://user2014.stat.ucla.edu/#registration despite India having a huge hub of analytics talent. (and even impressive number of official SAS certifications)
But seriously just one attendee. With so many downloads and so many R Blogger visits?
The lovely cartograms from the brilliant Rapporter team here
You need to hover to get the data by country
You can see the app here and http://rapporter.net/custom/R-activity/#CRAN_all/6
Clearly this is not true as many people of Indian origin do contribute to the R program, however the country wide demographics suggest that the R project is clearly a Western (and not a truly global endeavour) . Maybe the R foundation can try moving the conference a bit more Eastern (hemisphere wise)- or maybe the digital divide is just a practical way of the world order.
Unless China creates a fork of R 😉