Computational Statistics

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 91–108

Excel :: COM :: \(\mathsf{R}\)

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00180-007-0023-6

Cite this article as:
Baier, T. & Neuwirth, E. Computational Statistics (2007) 22: 91. doi:10.1007/s00180-007-0023-6


\(\mathsf{R}\) is a powerful system for statistical computing. Its great flexibility makes it the perfect tool for a wide range of applications. Unfortunately this flexibility also leads to a level of complexity which is hard to handle for the casual user. On the other hand tools like Microsoft Excel are very easy to handle but are not well-suited for more complex applications. This article describes how to make use of the flexibility of \(\mathsf{R}\) while still providing a familiar and easy to use GUI in Microsoft Excel. We will provide a description of the design and show the various ways of installation and user interaction with \(\mathsf{R}\) using Excel.

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StatisticsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Scientific ComputingUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria