GrapheR is a Graphical User Interface created for simple graphs.
Depends: R (>= 2.10.0), tcltk, mgcv
Description: GrapheR is a multiplatform user interface for drawing highly customizable graphs in R. It aims to be a valuable help to quickly draw publishable graphs without any knowledge of R commands. Six kinds of graphs are available: histogram, box-and-whisker plot, bar plot, pie chart, curve and scatter plot.
Packaged: 2011-01-24 17:47:17 UTC; Maxime
Date/Publication: 2011-01-24 18:41:47
More information about GrapheR at CRAN
Path: /cran/new | permanent link
Advantages of using GrapheR
- It is bi-lingual (English and French) and can import in text and csv files
- The intention is for even non users of R, to make the simple types of Graphs.
- The user interface is quite cleanly designed. It is thus aimed as a data visualization GUI, but for a more basic level than Deducer.
- Easy to rename axis ,graph titles as well use sliders for changing line thickness and color
Disadvantages of using GrapheR
- Lack of documentation or help. Especially tips on mouseover of some options should be done.
- Some of the terms like absicca or ordinate axis may not be easily understood by a business user.
- Default values of color are quite plain (black font on white background).
- Can flood terminal with lots of repetitive warnings (although use of warnings() function limits it to top 50)
- Some of axis names can be auto suggested based on which variable s being chosen for that axis.
- Package name GrapheR refers to a graphical calculator in Mac OS – this can hinder search engine results
- Data Input -Data Input can be customized for CSV and Text files.
- GrapheR gives information on loaded variables (numeric versus Factors)
- It asks you to choose the type of Graph
- It then asks for usual Graph Inputs (see below). Note colors can be customized (partial window). Also number of graphs per Window can be easily customized
- Graph is ready for publication
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