The SciViews Box for reproductible science

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The SciViews Box for reproductible science

Philippe Grosjean bio photo By Philippe Grosjean

R is a powerful environment for data analysis. It allows for reproductible research when combined with R Markdown, Knitr and R Studio. However, the whole system, including pandoc and LaTeX remains complex to set up. Also, for better reproductible research, one should (re)use the same environment. The SciViews Box provides a preinstalled environment around a frozen version of R and CRAN. It runs in a virtual machine with Linux Ubuntu, so that OS-specific differences are minimized.