[R] JGR makes help more helpful

Muenchen, Robert A (Bob) muenchen at utk.edu
Wed Oct 17 14:53:45 CEST 2007

Hi All,

A few weeks ago I suggested that it would be nice to be able to submit
lines from the help files for execution. You can cut and paste them into
the console, or enter example(function) to run them all. However, I
often find myself wanting to run just a line or two, or even parts of a
line to see an intermediate result. 

It turns out that this is one of the many nice features of the JGR
interface. You simply select what you want to submit from the help
window and use CTRL-R to run it. JGR is essentially an enhanced R
console, but it doesn't replace your standard console, making it easy to
use either. It easy to learn and you can figure out most of what it does
without documentation. However, to learn its full capabilities read
"JGR: Java GUI for R" by Markus Helbig, Martin Theus & Simon Urbanek on
page nine of:
JGR itself is a free download at:


Bob Muenchen (pronounced Min'-chen), 
Manager, Statistical Consulting Center 
U of TN Office of Information Technology
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