Put simply, Live-R is R in a browser. That means you get all the power of R, accessible from any internet connected device, and without having to worry about installing software on your machine. But Live-R is more than that. At Live Analytics, we know that the best research comes out of collaboration, so Live-R lets you share your work easily. With just a couple of clicks, you can share your R workspace, or your code with colleagues. In fact, you can even let your colleagues edit a file at the same time as you.
In future posts, we’ll take a more detailed look at the features of Live-R. In the meantime, here are some reasons that you might like to try it.
- Live-R’s fully scalable web architecture means that you can analyse big data without worrying about hardware requirements.
- No software installation means no more worries with IT support. Those hours spent trawling the internet because a package wouldn’t install properly, or on the phone with a technician because the corporate network won’t play nicely with R will be a distant memory.
- Sharing is easy and fun. Got an idea for that someone might like? Show them your code. Stuck on a problem? Make it easy for people to help you by showing them your problem. Live-R makes it simple to share workspaces and code, and to publish your results.
- You can even share with yourself! If you have an analysis that takes a long time, you can start it on one machine, and pick up your results on another. (There’s a batch mode feature that leaves you free to work on other problems in the meantime.) Now you are free from being tied to a single machine.
- Live-R also makes it easy to teach and to learn statistics, with builtin integration of course materials and textbooks.
Live-R is currently in beta, but it is ready for real-world use. If you are interested in trying it, click here.