Articles by Bob Muenchen

R Graphical User Interface Comparison

February 9, 2022 | Bob Muenchen

I have recently updated my detailed reviews of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for R, so it’s time for another comparison post. It’s not too difficult to rank them based on the number of features they offer, so let’s start there. I’m basing the counts on the ...
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A Comparative Review of the R-Instat GUI for R

January 24, 2022 | Bob Muenchen

by Robert A. Muenchen Introduction R-Instat is a free and open source graphical user interface for the R software that focuses on people who want to point-and-click their way through data science analyses. Written in Visual Basic, it is currently only available for Microsoft Windows. However, a Linux version is ...
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Biomedical Data Science Textbook Available

January 13, 2020 | Bob Muenchen

By Bob Hoyt & Bob Muenchen Data science is being used in many ways to improve healthcare and reduce costs. We have written a textbook, Introduction to Biomedical Data Science, to help healthcare professionals understand the topic and to work … Continue reading →
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A Comparative Review of the JASP Statistical Software

April 17, 2019 | Bob Muenchen

JASP is a free and open source statistics package that targets beginners looking to point-and-click their way through analyses. This article is one of a series of reviews which aim to help non-programmers choose the Graphical User Interface (GUI) for R, which best meets their needs. Continue reading →
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Data Science Software Reviews: Forrester vs. Gartner

March 19, 2019 | Bob Muenchen

In my previous post, I discussed Gartner's reviews of data science software companies. In this post, I show Forrester's coverage and discuss how radically different it is. As usual, this post is already integrated into my regularly-updated article, The Popularity of Data Science Software. Continue reading →
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Gartner’s 2019 Take on Data Science Software

February 25, 2019 | Bob Muenchen

I've just updated The Popularity of Data Science Software to reflect my take on Gartner's 2019 report, Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. To save you the trouble of digging through all 40+ pages of my report, here's just the updated section: Continue reading →
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Updated Review: jamovi User Interface to R

January 9, 2019 | Bob Muenchen

Last February I reviewed the jamovi menu-based front end to R.  I’ve reviewed five more user interfaces since then, and have developed a more comprehensive template to make it easier to compare them all. Now I’m cycling back to jamovi, … Continue reading →
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BlueSky Statistics 6.04 GUI for R Update

October 1, 2018 | Bob Muenchen

It has been just a few months since I reviewed five free and open-source point-and-click graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to the R language. I plan to keep those reviews up to date as new features are added. BlueSky’s interface would … Continue reading →
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A Comparative Review of the R Commander GUI for R

July 9, 2018 | Bob Muenchen

Introduction The R Commander is a free and open source user interface for the R software, one that focuses on helping users learn R commands by point-and-clicking their way through analyses. The R Commander is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux; there is … Continue reading →
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A Comparative Review of the Rattle GUI for R

July 2, 2018 | Bob Muenchen

Introduction Rattle is a popular free and open source Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the R software, one that focuses on beginners looking to point-and-click their way through data mining tasks. Such tasks are also referred to as machine learning or predictive analytics.  … Continue reading →
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