Comprehensive R Package
January 11, 2019

Comprehensive R Package

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with RStudio

We use RStudio for all instances we might use R for. It is not used across the whole organization but among users of R, this is our preferred IDE for accomplishing any of our R work. The main reason we use RStudio is that it provides a very easy to understand platform for our users that may not necessarily come from a coding background. These issues are exacerbated when we use the command line version so it is much preferred to utilize this IDE.

Pros

  • Organizes R in a fashion that is understandable
  • Provides a console to quickly test or run scripts
  • Easily understandable error prompts
  • Good documentation and consistent updates
  • Open source

Cons

  • Will run slower on larger projects than on command line
  • Different from the traditional command line so has a very slight learning curve
  • Open source
  • Improved learning of R for newer users
  • Increased ability to understand scripts
  • Specific error prompts that allow users to understand issues with the script
  • Different form for command line users to understand and get used to
We have only used RStudio to do any coding or scripts in R. Among other IDE's it was decided to use RStudio since it had the best documentation and an active community that pushes out pretty frequent updates. Cost of the platform and for training was also a consideration and both seemed to be minimalized after we formalized on RStudio.
Would highly recommend RStudio in almost all instances except when running intensive tasks; I would recommend using RStudio. For huge tasks, it would be best to run those on the command line but we have yet to encounter a situation where we would prefer to use an alternative to RStudio.

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