I have been using Deducer, an easy to use and powerful Graphical User Interface (GUI) for R.
However the installation process is a bit hard to remember, which lead me to the writing of a script that will do it for you in Ubuntu.
The script can be downloaded here, to use it: simply make the file executable and run it. At the end of the process a JGR window will appear, click on “Packages & Data”>”Package Manager”, then check the two boxes for both “Deducer” and “DeducerExtras”. You can now run Deducer by lauching the “JGR – Java Gui for R” menu entry.
Credits go to Iurie Malai for the original step-by-step guide.
Quoting the project wiki:
Deducer is designed to be a free easy to use alternative to proprietary data analysis software such as SPSS, JMP, and Minitab. It has a menu system to do common data manipulation and analysis tasks, and an excel-like spreadsheet in which to view and edit data frames. The goal of the project is two fold.
- Provide an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) for R, encouraging non-technical users to learn and perform analyses without programming getting in their way.
- Increase the efficiency of expert R users when performing common tasks by replacing hundreds of keystrokes with a few mouse clicks. Also, as much as possible the GUI should not get in their way if they just want to do some programming.
Deducer is designed to be used with the Java based R console JGR, though it supports a number of other R environments (e.g. Windows RGUI and RTerm).