Introducing Statistics with intRo

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intRo is a modern web-based application for performing basic data analysis and statistical routines as well as an accompanying R package. Leveraging the power of R and Shiny, intRo implements common statistical functions in a powerful and extensible modular structure, while remaining simple enough for the novice statistician. This simplicity lends itself to a natural presentation in an introductory statistics course as a substitute for other commonly used statistical software packages, such as Excel and JMP. intRo is currently deployed at the URL http://www.intro-stats.com. In this talk, we describe the underlying design and functionality of intRo, including its extensible modular structure, illustrate its use with a live demo, and discuss future improvements that will enable a wider adoption of intRo in introductory statistics courses.

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      Rick

      I find intRo counterproductive to students. The main goal should be to have students program or do "data science" with R. With intRo, you sacrifice the full functionality of R for usability. I would rather leave functionality as is by directly using R and increase the skill level of users up to a point where they can use man pages and functions on their own.

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