Benefit: R is a zero cost alternative to more expensive statistical packages such as SAS, JMP, XLStat, Camo, etc.
R Statistics rocks! Sensory evaluation analysis realizing significant benefits with the growing trend.
SIMS software is fully embedded with R functionality for easy reporting.
R Statistics - Quick Start
R software is required for some of SIMS advanced statistics, such as Principal Component Analysis (PCA).
Installing R on to your PC is easy, if you do not have it on your PC already:
Easy Method #1: Run the newest version of SIMS installation SETUP.EXE which is available as download or on the SIMS DVD.
This will install the newest SIMS version in addition to installing R to folder C:\Program Files (X86)\SIMS2000\R.
Easy Method #2: Download SIMS R from our website, download this Zip file, R.Zip.
Simply save the Zip file to your Windows Desktop.
Extract/Unzip/Copy R Folder to your PC, to either of these folders:
C:\Program Files (X86)\SIMS2000\R ( example file path: C:\Program Files (X86)\SIMS2000\R\R-3.5.2\bin\x64\R.exe )
SIMS software should then automatically find R on your PC. Easy.
Good news: Traditional installation is *not* required, simply copy the folder and files and R should work perfectly fine.
This Zip file also conveniently includes all of the R Libraries required by SIMS for your advanced statistics.
Interestingly you can COPY the folder C:\Program Files\R from one PC to a another PC and everything R works perfectly fine,
thus skipping having to run the installer file (such as R-3.5.2-win.exe) on the new PC.
R can be SLOW. Please be patient. Especially with larger PCA statistical analysis.
Avoid the temptation to touch your Excel spreadsheet while it's being created.
Fun fact: R is used by literally millions of people worldwide.
See graphics below. R has a Bigger user base than XLStat, SAS and SPSS combined. R is the real deal.
And what SIMS does with Anova & PCA thru R is pretty sweet.