2010-01-21

R AnalyticFlow

R AnalyticFlow seems to be a nice tool to have a good overview over the analysis. The same kind of mode is available in Orange and SAS Enterprise Guide. I have not tried it yet, though. Does anyone have any experiences with it?

Update on 2010-07-31: there is also Red-R, which is a "sort of mixture" of R and Orange.




11 comments:

Wei said...

Absolutely, I have been using R Analytic Flow (RAF, quite a good name, isn't it?). The most beautiful thing about RAF, so far, is that it imports .R file and generate a linear structure. Then, users can manipulate the linear structure to whatever shape (code running orders) they like, and also allow users to export the manipulated structure as .R codes.

Anonymous said...

I am using R AnalyticFlow (RAF) now. It is a must-have, unlike other R-GUIs. RAF is more than a GUI. It imports .R codes and transforms codes into a linear structure (line by line, or block by block, i.e., if, for etc). Then, users can manipulate the linear structure to a non-linear one. It also allows users to export the manipulated structure as .R code.
Anyway, give a try.

Farrel said...

The www.ef-prime.com website is down. The thought crossed my mind that you may have roused so much interest that the website cannot sustain the traffic and has crashed.

Do you have a screencast of using RAF at its simplest?

Gregor Gorjanc said...

I can access the site! No, I do not have a screencast for RAF in action. It surely would be nice to see one. Let us hope that the RAF developer reads these comments.

Wei said...

If you down load RAF, it has two examples/tutorials -- analysis on Iris data and Boston data which are example datasets in R-base.

The two tutorials illustrate RAF pretty well.

Ryota Suzuki said...

Thank you for your interest in R AnalyticFlow! I am leading the development team of RAF. Did you see the tutorial section of RAF help page?

http://www.ef-prime.com/products/ranalyticflow_en/firstguide.html#tutorial

There is a step-by-step tutorial and some screenshots. The working examples of them are installed with RAF as Wei mentioned.

Gregor Gorjanc said...

Ryota, thank you for the link and RAF of course. It looks great!

Wei said...

Hi Gregor, could you do me a favour please? As notified by Ryota, he would like to remove his email address from my first comments as SPAM may flood his email.

Thanks.

Gregor Gorjanc said...

Wei said: Absolutely, I have been using R Analytic Flow (RAF, quite a good name, isn't it?). The most beautiful thing about RAF, so far, is that it imports .R file and generate a linear structure. Then, users can manipulate the linear structure to whatever shape (code running orders) they like, and also allow users to export the manipulated structure as .R codes.

Ryota Suzuki is the author of RAF. I have emailed him some ideas. He is a nice guy and needs helps from R community to RAF alive and prosperous.

Ryota Suzuki said...

Gregor and Wei, thank you for your concern!

fabs said...

There is another free tool which seems to be very similiar to RAF: KNIME.
www.knime.org