Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 05:36:46 -0800
Reply-To: Albert-Jan Roskam <email@example.com>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Albert-Jan Roskam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: GUI recommendation for R?
R Commander reminds somewhat of Spss in that it generates the codes of the things you did via the GUI. It might make the transition a bit smoother, but I find it quite limited. It's possible to write one's own 'plugins' to extend the program (see a recent isssue of the Journal of Statistical Software. See: http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox/Misc/Rcmdr/
There are quite a few IDEs and editors for R. RStudio and Tinn-R are quite popular. Notepad++ is a good editor, but it's only available for Windows. Sciviews-K + Komodo seem cool too (esp. since Komodo is such a good IDE), but last time I checked it crashed with the Sciviews-K plugin,, after which I abandoned it.
All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
> From: Mike Donatello <email@example.com>
>Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 5:35 AM
>Subject: [SPSSX-L] GUI recommendation for R?
>I’ve been toying with the idea migrating from SPSS to R, but have never used the latter. (I’m relatively happy with SPSS, but over the past few years the pricing has simply become unrealistic.) After a bit of searching, I found a couple different GUIs for R to help ease the transition. Short of investing some time in getting the feel for each, is there any GUI that is preferred for both ease of use and feature set? If so, I’d appreciate a recommendation.