[R] Dream of a wiki GUI for R

Tobias Verbeke tobias.verbeke at gmail.com
Sun Sep 28 21:19:55 CEST 2008


> I am just writing a draft to introduce confidence intervals of various
> "effect sizes" to my students. Surely, I'll recommend the package
> MBESS in R. Currently, it means I have to recommend R's interface at
> first. As a statistics teacher in a dept of psychology, I often have
> to reply why not to teach SPSS. Psychologists and their students hate
> to memorize codes, or even to call any function with a list of
> parameters. I know if I have an online R platform with a wiki
> html-form design, I can bypass the function calls and headache
> parameters to expose the power of R. Rcmdr and its plugins help some,
> but students like to remember just one menu structure in the SPSS
> textbook. A wiki interface means they can search and find a complete
> example in psychology, with self-explained parameter inputs and
> outputs.
> Do I actually dream a wikipedia with front forms and back R? Most R
> fans are wiki fans, but not vice verse. So, I think I should talk my
> dream here rather than at wikipedia. If you know it had been a
> practice rather than an idea, please tell me where to write my
> teaching interface.

Some have had similar dreams:



> LI, Xiaoxu
> School of Arts and Social Sciences,
> Shenzhen Graduate School,
> Peking Univ.(Shenzhen Campus)
> China
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