Running R from Eclipse – StatET Features

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In The previous blog we looked at how to install the StatET plugin that can be used to run R from eclipse. In This tutorial we will look at the various features of the plugin.
  1. Creating a New R Project or File. The plugin provides the following options Selection_146 We create a new R Project and a new R file. Selection_163 When you create a new R file, you can specify a template to use for the new file. To modify the template go to Preferences as shown below Selection_147
  2. Before we run the new file, we start the R console. To understand how to create the R configuration for new console look at the previous blog entry Selection_137
  3. The R console window is visible at the bottom by default. Previous workspace is restored Selection_149
  4. There are five ways to run R code. The button to run them are on the toolbar at the top. The five options are : Use this command to run the entire file. Its like using the Source() command. Selection_153Highlight the line that you need to run and then click on this button. Selection_154 Selection_152 Selection_155 Selection_156
  5. StatET provides an Object Browser. The browser is quite useful to see and drill down through the objects in R. It also lists all loaded packages. Selection_157Selection_158
  6. Here’s a really awesome way to look at data – the Data Viewer. Right click on the object and launch the Data Viewer. Screenshot 2016-02-23 22:07:58Selection_160
  7. If you are working with graphics then there is an inbuilt R Graphics window. Selection_162
Development with StatET becomes great fun once you start getting comfortable with the various features. Good Luck!

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