Bend, OR (PRWEB) April 15, 2009
Blue Reference, Inc. announced today that it will offer a fully-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with its Inference for R software suite. Inference for R (http://www.InferenceForR.com) is comprised of three tightly integrated components: Inference in Excel for creating R-powered spreadsheets, Inference in Word for publishing and reporting, and Inference Studio. Inference Studio offers a complete IDE for editing and debugging R code, marking a significant milestone as the first complete IDE designed specifically for R.
R is arguably the most powerful statistical analysis platform available. However, R's command-line interface places the burden of managing code, data, and project files on the end-user. As a result, the process of iteratively developing and testing R code is challenging and time consuming. This forces R developers to improvise by using an assortment of disjointed tools to do their work.
"Inference Studio overcomes R's command line limitations by providing the first fully-featured environment for R developers", says Josh van Eikeren, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Research and Development for Blue Reference.
Inference Studio has edit-and-continue capabilities, for making changes to code on the fly, as well as a rich code editor that breaks code into discrete code blocks that can be labeled and enabled/disabled as desired. And Inference Studio has advanced debugging capabilities, such as breakpoints for checking code line-by-line. All of these features aid in the speed of code development, while a customizable graphical user interface allows for drag-and-drop window docking, nesting, and floating; adding to the environment's flexibility.
Inference Studio is seamlessly integrated with Inference in Word and Inference in Excel. Users can embed and edit R code and files directly in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and run the R code directly to view results. Similarly, R code can be imbedded and executed directly in Microsoft Word documents to create formatted reports containing text and graphical output.
Whether developing R code, performing spreadsheet data-analysis, or publishing formatted reports, Inference for R's comprehensive software suite has the right tool for the job. Visit http://www.InferenceForR.com to download a free trial and view a three minute overview screencast of Inference for R.