[R] R GUI for undergraduate lab class?

Richard M. Heiberger rmh at temple.edu
Sat Jul 12 23:15:03 CEST 2014

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On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 4:47 PM, Louise Stevenson
<louise.stevenson at lifesci.ucsb.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm working on a new set of simple, ecological modeling exercises for our
> campus' undergraduate Introductory Biology lab series. The students work
> with simple population models by looking at graphs and seeing how changing
> parameter values and initial population sizes changes how the populations
> fluctuate through time. Does anyone know of an existing R GUI or any other
> interface that would be good for an undergraduate setting? Basically I want
> something that shows the students the model's output as graphs and lets them
> change parameter values but the equations/coding itself is hidden such that
> they can't change any of that. I want what Populus can do (a fantastic
> program written for this exact purpose, info here:
> http://www.cbs.umn.edu/research/resources/populus) but I want to be able to
> upload data so the students can compare model outputs to real data and I
> can't figure out how to get Populus to plot data. Any help would be very
> much appreciated! Thank you!
> Sincerely,
> Louise Stevenson
> Graduate Student, University of California, Santa Barbara
> Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
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