Statistical computing with R: selecting the right tool for the job-R Commander or something else?
R Commander (Rcmdr) is one of the most popular graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for R. Why is R Commander so popular? What does it do? When should R Commander be used? When should it not be used? What are the alternatives to R Commander? What can be said about using R Commander, or an alternative, to teach introductory statistics courses? The answers to these questions form the sections of the paper. Included is a Box describing many of the alternative R GUIs (RExcel, Deducer, Rattle, and RKWard) and interactive development environments (IDEs-RStudio, REvolution, and RKWard). Advice is given to help the user 'select the right tool for the job'.
Graphical user interfaces (Computer systems)--Software
WIREs: Computational Statistics
DOI of Published Version
Wilson, Jason, "Statistical computing with R: selecting the right tool for the job-R Commander or something else?" (2012). Faculty Articles & Research. 367.