Deducer R Shiny Video

Vivid: Toward A Next Generation Statistical User Interface

We are announcing the development of a new statistical user interface for R. I’m really excited about it and I hope that your will be too. Vivid is a rich document format deeply integrated with RStudio that mixes user interface elements, code and output. I firmly believe that the next million R users are going to fall in love with R first through the lens of a statistical user interface. Vivid aims to be that interface.

Vivid is in its developmental infancy, but we would love feedback and collaborators. If you are interested in testing and/or helping us build this tool, let us know!

Deducer R Video

A Spatial Data Analysis GUI for R

I am excited to announce the addition of DeducerSpatial to the Deducer plug-in ecosystem. DeducerSpatial is a graphical user interface for the visualization and analysis of spatial data, built on Deducer’s plug-in platform. In a previous post I illustrated how to user DeducerSpatial from the command line to add Open Street Map images to your R plots. In the video below, I provide a quick tour of the GUI.

To try it out for yourself:

  1. Install Deducer (Instructions)
  2. Open JGR
  3. Enter the following into the console: install.packages(“DeducerSpatial”,,””)
  4. Once DeducerSpatial is loaded ( library(DeducerSpatial) ), you can type data(states) or data(LA_places) to bring in some data to play around with.


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Reading Excel data is easy with JGR and XLConnect

Despite the fact that Excel is the most widespread application for data manipulation and (perhaps) analysis, R’s support for the xls and xlsx file formats has left a lot to be desired. Fortunately, the XLConnect package has been created to fill this void, and now JGR 1.7-8 includes integration with XLConnect package to load .xls and .xlsx documents into R.

Not fancy, but very useful.