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Thursday, July 6 • 11:36am - 11:54am
*jamovi*: a spreadsheet for R

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Keywords: Spreadsheet, User-interface, Learning R
Webpages: https://www.jamovi.org, https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=jmv
In spite of the availability of the powerful and sophisticated R ecosystem, spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel remain ubiquitous within the business community, and spreadsheet like software, such as SPSS, continue to be popular in the sciences. This likely reflects that for many people the spreadsheet paradigm is familiar and easy to grasp.
The jamovi project aims to make R and its ecosystem of analyses accessible to this large body of users. jamovi provides a familiar, attractive, interactive spreadsheet with the usual spreadsheet features: data-editing, filtering, sorting, and real-time recomputation of results. Significantly, all analyses in jamovi are powered by R, and are available from CRAN. Additionally, jamovi can be placed in ‘syntax mode’, where the underlying R code for each analysis is produced, allowing for a seamless transition to an interactive R session.
We believe that jamovi represents a significant opportunity for the authors of R packages. With some small modifications, an R package can be augmented to run inside of jamovi, allowing R packages to be driven by an attractive user-interface (in addition to the normal R environment). This makes R packages accessible to a much larger audience, and at the same time provides a clear pathway for users to migrate from a spreadsheet to R scripting.
This talk introduces jamovi, introduces its user-interface and feature set, and demonstrates the ease with which R packages can be augmented to additionally support the interactive spreadsheet paradigm.
jamovi is available from www.jamovi.org


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