The R system – additional topics
14.1 Graphical user interfaces to R
The R Commander (Rcmdr) will be the main focus, with brief reference to other GUIs. Subsection 1.1.1 mentioned the usefulness of the R Commander for data input. Especially for novices or infrequent users of R, a GUI can be similarly helpful for creating simple graphs, for statistical testing, for simple tabulation and summarization, and for fitting standard models. The final subsection describes how the function gui() (fgui package) can be used to create simple GUIs.
Some tasks are best done from the command line, and some from a GUI, with the balance likely to change in favor ...