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The Popularity of Point-and-Click GUIs for R

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Point-and-click graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for R allow people to analyze data using the R software, without having to learn how to program in the R language. This is a brief look at how popular each one is. Knowing that a GUI is popular doesn’t mean it will meet your needs, but it does mean that it’s meeting the needs of many others. This may be helpful information when selecting the appropriate GUI for you, if programming is not your primary interest. For detailed information regarding what each GUI can do for you, and how it works, see my series of comparative reviews, which is currently in progress. There are many ways to estimate the popularity of data science software, but one of the most accurate is by counting the number of downloads (see appendix for details). Figure 1 shows the…
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