December 1, 2017 (Vol. 37, No. 21)
Strong Points: Quick outputs
Weak Points: Reference section could be longer
Programming has become essential for looking at large datasets, and the R language is particularly useful for statistical analysis. With the R Programming Language Compiler app, you can now test and run scripts in R from your phone. The app provides a place to input your code, and the ability to run the code and see your output. Additionally, you can see which coding packages are included with the installation of the app, and download more if you don’t see the package that you need. The app allows you to save and export any code that you write and includes a short reference section with some example snippets of code. While you would still need a computer to run large datasets, the app is a useful testing ground for moments when you’re inspired and need to test a piece of code right away.