R commander (Rcmdr)



R provides a powerful and comprehensive system for analysing data and when used in conjunction with the R-commander (a graphical user interface, commonly known as Rcmdr) it also provides one that is easy and intuitive to use. Basically, R provides the engine that carries out the analyses and Rcmdr provides a convenient way for users to input commands. The Rcmdr program enables analysts to access a selection of commonly-used R commands using a simple interface that should be familiar to most computer users. It also serves the important role of helping users to implement R commands and develop their knowledge and expertise in using the command line --- an important skill for those wishing to exploit the full power of the program.

Information about installing R can be found on the web at the R homepage http://www.r-project.org/ which provides lots of information about the R project and also directs users to one of the CRAN sites (the Comprehensive R Archive Network) that have been set up on many servers across the world in order for users to download the software. CRAN provides all files necessary to install R on a number of different computing platforms (Linux, MacOS X and Windows) along with detailed information about installation and also offers manuals and contributed documentation in a number of langauges and for a number of specific disciplines.


Definitive information about the Rcmdr can be found at it's author's (John Fox) webpage:



R commander Plugins (RcmdrPlugin)

RcmdrPlugin.BCA Rcmdr Plug-In for Business and Customer Analytics
RcmdrPlugin.coin Rcmdr Coin Plug-In
RcmdrPlugin.depthTools R commander Depth Tools Plug-In
RcmdrPlugin.doBy Rcmdr doBy Plug-In
RcmdrPlugin.DoE R Commander Plugin for (industrial) Design of Experiments
RcmdrPlugin.doex Rcmdr plugin for Stat 4309 course
RcmdrPlugin.EACSPIR Plugin de R-Commander para el manual EACSPIR
RcmdrPlugin.EBM Rcmdr Evidence Based Medicine Plug-In package
RcmdrPlugin.epack Rcmdr plugin for time series
RcmdrPlugin.EZR R Commander Plug-in for the EZR (Easy R) Package
RcmdrPlugin.HH Rcmdr support for the HH package
RcmdrPlugin.IPSUR An IPSUR Plugin for the R Commander
RcmdrPlugin.KMggplot2 Rcmdr Plug-In for Kaplan-Meier Plots and Other Plots Using the ggplot2 Package
RcmdrPlugin.mosaic Adds menu items to produce mosaic plots and assoc plots to Rcmdr
RcmdrPlugin.MPAStats R Commander Plug-in for MPA Statistics
RcmdrPlugin.orloca orloca Rcmdr Plug-in
RcmdrPlugin.plotByGroup Rcmdr plots by group using lattice
RcmdrPlugin.qcc Rcmdr qcc Plug-In
RcmdrPlugin.qual Rcmdr plugin for quality control course
RcmdrPlugin.SCDA Rcmdr plugin for designing and analyzing single-case experiments
RcmdrPlugin.seeg Rcmdr Plugin for seeg
RcmdrPlugin.SLC SLC Rcmdr Plug-in
RcmdrPlugin.SM Rcmdr Sport Management Plug-In
RcmdrPlugin.StatisticalURV Statistical URV Rcmdr Plug-In
RcmdrPlugin.steepness Steepness Rcmdr Plug-in
RcmdrPlugin.survival R Commander Plug-in for the survival Package
RcmdrPlugin.TeachingDemos Rcmdr Teaching Demos Plug-In
RcmdrPlugin.temis Graphical user interface providing an integrated text mining solution
RcmdrPlugin.UCA UCA Rcmdr Plug-in


A number of plugins are available that provide direct access to R packages through the Rcmdr interface. These plugins are installed in the same way as for other R packages (for information about installation see www.UsingRcmdr.com) and can be loaded via the R-console or by using the Rcmdr menus `Tools, Load Rcmdr plugin(s)...'.  There are currently 29 Plugins that provide support for specific analyses, graphics, books and teaching.  Full information about the Plugins can be obtained by following the links provided in the table...

Using the Rcmdr in conjunction with the Rstudio.

Rcmdr integrates with Rstudio



Further information and resources.

Forthcoming book (due out in 2013): Data Analysis using R and the R commander. Hutcheson, G. D.  Sage Pulications.