Creating and Deploying an Application with (R)Excel and R

We present some ways of using R in Excel and build an example application using the package rpart. Starting with simple interactive use of rpart in Excel, we eventually package the code into an Excel-based application, hiding all details (including R itself) from the end user. In the end, our application implements a service-oriented architecture (SOA) with a clean separation of presentation and computation layer.

Thomas Baier , Erich Neuwirth , Michele De Meo

CRAN packages used


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Environmetrics, MachineLearning, Multivariate, Survival


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For attribution, please cite this work as

Baier, et al., "Creating and Deploying an Application with (R)Excel and R", The R Journal, 2011

BibTeX citation

  author = {Baier, Thomas and Neuwirth, Erich and Meo, Michele De},
  title = {Creating and Deploying an Application with (R)Excel and R},
  journal = {The R Journal},
  year = {2011},
  note = {},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2011-011},
  volume = {3},
  issue = {2},
  issn = {2073-4859},
  pages = {5-11}