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To run Rweb just type the R (or Splus) code you want to execute into the text window and then click on the submit button. You will get a new html page with the text output of your code followed by the graphical output (if any) from your code.

Below the submit button is a text area where you can enter the URL for a Web accessible dataset and a browse button for selecting a dataset on your computer. Either way, the dataset will be read in using read.table with header=T and stored in a dataframe called X. The dataframe, X, will then be attached so you can use the variable names. Eventually I hope to add several other options for data entry ... let me know if you have any suggestions.

If you use the back button on your browser to come back to this page you can modify your old code and then resubmit it, or you can clear the text area and type in all new code.

External Data Entry

Enter a dataset URL :


Select a local file to submit:

If you need a help with R functions you can use the HTML documentation for the version of R on this server.

If you don't know how to program in R here is a short code snippet that shows you a little bit about what R can do. You should cut the following code and then paste it into the text window.

x <- rnorm(100)           # 100 random numbers from a normal(0,1) distribution
y <- exp(x) + rnorm(100)  # an exponential function with error
result <- lsfit(x,y)      # regress x on y and store the results
ls.print(result)          # print the regression results
plot(x,y)                 # pretty obvious what this does
abline(result)            # add the regression line to the plot
lines(lowess(x,y), col=2) # add a nonparametric regression line (a smoother)
hist(result$residuals)    # histogram of the residuals from the regression

Here's a shorter example, that also illustrates reading in data from a URL.

plot(x, y)
result <- lm(y ~ x)

Use this along with the "dataset URL"

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Last Modified: 22-Feb-1999

Modified for use at U of M: 06-Sep-2000 by Charles Geyer (