A web-based statistics tool
Rguroo’s development was motivated by the need for software that could help instructors in teaching statistical concepts and reduce the amount of time that students spend on routine computations. Rguroo’s design pays special attention to the technology recommendations by the American Statistical Association’s Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report. It also benefits from many years of teaching experience of statistics instructors and makes their dream tools for teaching possible. Rguroo has an easy-to-use, and well-thought-through graphical user interface and delivers output reports that are well-suited for teaching your statistics courses.
Rguroo (read "R-Guru"), is a cloud-based point-and-click web application. It does not require software download or installation. You simply sign-in to your account and begin your work. Rguroo's computing engine is R, but no knowledge of R programming is required to use Rguroo. R is a powerful software environment for statistical computing and graphics (https://www.r-project.org). While no knowledge of R is required to use Rguroo, for those students who like to begin learning R, Rguroo is an ideal environment since the R language can be used within Rguroo.
Rguroo's data repository consists of thousands of datasets and their descriptions that can be used for your lesson plans.
All R packages datasets and many datasets popular statistics textbook datasets are accessible within Rguroo.
You can create your own data repository and share it with Rguroo users.
Save and Share your work
All that you do in Rguroo can be saved and is reproducible. This allows students to work on their homework and projects at any location and on any computer as long as the internet is available.
Saved dialog boxes can be shared with users exactly as you see them in your account, using RGR files.
RGR files are great for lecture preparation and sharing what you do in your lectures with your students.
Students can use RGR files to submit the Rguroo work that they do in their homework, projects, and exams.
Rguroo's Dashboard (Faculty)
You can create groups (classes), and students can register in the created groups from their Rguroo account.
Add/remove students manually from created groups.
Create data repositories, including the description of the datasets, to share with your students or any other Rguroo User.
You can compose and send emails to your created groups.
Help, workshops, training and video tutorials
Free Rguroo workshops and one-on-one training is available for faculty. To schedule a training session see “
Short "how-to" video tutorials are available inside the Rguroo application. You can also find these videos on our Youtube Channel.
Each section of a dialog box consists of text help that can be accessed by a single click.
The Rguroo User's Guide provides detailed technical explanations of the statistical methodologies used in the Rguroo software. Many examples and detailed step-by-step instructions on how to use Rguroo functions are also included.
Detailed and customizable reports
Rguroo’s output reports are detailed with plots that are useful for teaching statistical concepts.
Reports are presentation quality and can be customized.
Reports can be exported as Word or stand-alone HTML files.
All graphs in a report can be exported as a stand-alone image file.
Accessibility: Rguroo is broadly accessible to users with disabilities or impairments. In addition to being compatible with standard screen readers, Rguroo distinguishes itself by providing detailed descriptions of graphs for visually impaired.
Textbook-type organization: Rguroo's dialog boxes are organized similar to the chapter topics of a textbook. This arrangement helps students locate the Rguroo functions they need to use for their statistical analyses.