Code Snippets work in a fairly simply way.
Right click– Click on Insert Code Snippet.
You can get a drop down of tasks to do- (like Analysis) Selecting Analysis we get another list of tasks (like Clustering).
Once you click on Clustering you get various options. Like clicking clara will auto insert the code
Now even if you are averse to using a GUI /or GUI creators don’t have your particular analysis you can basically type in code at an extremely fast pace.
It is useful to people who do not have to type in the entire code, but it is a boon to beginners as the parameters in function inserted by code snippet are automatically selected in multiple colors.
Also separately if are typing code for a function and hover, the various parameters for that particular function are shown.
Quite possibly the fastest way to write R code- and it is un matched by other code editors I am testing including Vim,Notepad++,Eclipse R etc.
The RPE (R Productivity Environment for windows- horrible bureaucratic name is the only flaw here) thus helps as it is quite thoughtfully designed. Interestingly they even have a record macro feature – which I am quite unsure of , but looks like automating some tasks. That’s next :)
See screenshot –
It would be quite nice to see the new Revo R GUI if it becomes available if it is equally intuitively designed considering it now has the founders of SPSS and one founder of R* as it’s members-it should be a keenly anticipated product. again Revolution could also try creating a Paid Amazon AMI and try renting the software by the hour at least as technology demonstrator as the big analytics world seems unaware of the work they have been up to.
without getting much noise on how much the other founder of R loves Revo ;) )