What is it that the R plugin can do that Rapid Miner can not?

wesselwessel Member Posts: 537 Guru
Dear All,

I'm currently playing around with the R extension.
I've played with it before, but expect for plotting, I never found anything that I could not already do in RapidMiner.

What is it that the R extension can do that Rapid Miner can not?
In what scenarios is the R extension a really efficient tool (please assume familiarity with Rapid Miner, and only novice familiarity with R)

Best regards,



  • MariusHelfMariusHelf RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 1,869 Unicorn
    Hi Wessel,

    rhe R plugin is basically meant as a help for transition for people who currently have a lot of stuff in R which they want to continue to use. So if you have some code in R, say a cool algorithm which is not yet implemented in RapidMiner, you can do all the preprocessing and data preparation stuff in RapidMiner and then use the R extension to apply the algorithm. If you are already familar with RapidMiner and are keen in Java programming, it's probably a much better idea to implement new stuff as a RapidMiner extension instead of using R.

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