What IDEs are available for R in Linux?

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What good IDEs are there for R in Linux?

I've tried Rcmdr and Eclipse, but neither seems to have the same usability as Tinn-R in Windows. Are there any other options?

3/4/2011 9:06:30 PM

Accepted Answer

A newcomer to the scene, which IMO looks very promising - and downright baller - relative to other existing IDEs like Rattle and JGR, is RStudio. It's free software, is cross-platform, looks very polished, and even has features like automatic refactoring.

Update 2012-04-12: I've been running it for a bit on our DB server, and I love that it's a web app that saves your sessions, resume-able from anywhere else. Plotting requires not only no X tunneling or png-writing but is easier to use than out-of-the-box R. Extremely easy to get up and running, and it comes with packages for Debian/Ubuntu (which I use).

The company/development is moving pretty fast, aiming to be the de facto standard IDE for all R users. If I'm gushing, it's probably because I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the IDE after a long time of using sub-par IDEs, not just for R but for plenty of other languages. So this was a bit out of the blue. I still need more time to really dig into it but I like what I'm seeing so far.

4/13/2011 5:20:51 AM

JGR isn't bad:

Most people I know rave about Emacs + ESS:

But it's not quite the same thing as Tinn-R.

Along different lines ...

If you're looking at a high level functions for data mining, then Rattle is an option:

and another high level app for interactive plotting:

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