Running Rrunning R
Interactively using its programming language. You can see the result of each command immediately after you submit it.
Interactively using one of several graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that you can add on to R. Some of these use programming and some use menus like SPSS or SAS Enterprise Guide.
Non-interactively in batch mode using its programming language. You enter your program into a file and run it all at once.
From within SPSS.
You can ease your way into R by continuing to use SAS, SPSS, or your favorite spreadsheet program to enter and manage your data, and then use one of the methods below to import and analyze it. As you find errors in your data (and you know you will), you can go back to your other software, correct them, and then import it again. It is not an ideal way to work, but it does get you into R quickly.
Running R Interactively on Windows R, running
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