Title

Statistical computing with R: selecting the right tool for the job-R Commander or something else?

Publication Date

11-2012

Abstract

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'.

Keywords

Graphical user interfaces (Computer systems)--Software

Publication Title

WIREs: Computational Statistics

Volume

4

Issue

6

First Page

518

Last Page

526

DOI of Published Version

10.1002/wics.1228

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