Through Dex, the statistical power of R is augmented with the powerful visual capabilities of JavaFX and HTML5. Statistical and visualization capabilities which were once only possible in high end tools are now readily available; and best of all free.
Integration With R
Dex integrates with R through the Rserve engine. This requires R to be installed and running on the user’s box. Dex communicates with the application through TCP/IP, passing data back and forth as a dataframe. It’s even possible to leverage R’s graphics capabilities from within Dex.
First, we install the latest version of R and relevant packages.
Installing rserve couldn’t be simpler, from the R console simply issue the command: