Thanks Derek,

This is certainly not for the 'non computational' like red-r, but
here's a different approach to visual programming with R:

A beautiful way of working with statistical data in interactive
programming, instead of giving a name to a plot you work with the plot
itself.  That lisp programmers have been doing this sort of thing for
many years is probably why they can at times appear a bit smug.


On 1 November 2010 14:42, Derek M Jones <> wrote:
> All,
> I think readers of this list will be interested in the following
> visual programming interface to R.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Introducing Red-R: visual programming for R
> Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 16:07:05 -0700
> From: Anup Parikh <>
> To:
> Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lang.r.packages
> Dear R-Packages Mailing List,
> The Red-R development team would like to introduce Red-R: a user
> friendly visual programming and data analysis framework for R.
> Red-R makes the advanced functionality of R available to the
> non-computational users by hiding the computational complexity behind
> a visual programming interface. In addition, Red-R improves analysis
> readability and data sharing to facilitates better communication in
> inter-disciplinary teams.
> Analyses are performed by visually linking a series of widgets
> together that read, manipulate, and interactively display data. These
> pipelines, representing both the data and analysis, can be easily
> shared with others. Red-R can also generate reports in odt, html and
> latex to help better document and share results.
> Red-R is an extension of Orange (, a data
> mining framework written in Python and Qt. Red-R accesses all the
> functionality and data in R, using the Python interface for R provided
> by RPy2 ( This framework is highly
> flexible and can be extended to include virtually all the functionally
> R packages currently offer.
> If you maintain an R package and are interested in created a GUI
> interface please don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to
> provide any help in creating the Red-R packages.
> We would like to thank all those that helped test the software over
> the last year and a half and welcome any feedback/suggestions from the
> R community.
> Please visit the Red-R webpage ( for more information.
> Thank you,
> Red-R Development Team
> Anup Parikh (
> Kyle R. Covington (
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