I am using the Jupyter notebook to create interactive code sheets in Python. Now that I have to work with R, I'm wondering: Can I use Jupyter notebook to compile R code as well?
Yes, even though Jupyter was originally designed for python, it supports R among a whole bunch of other programming languages.
In order for a programming language to be compiled correctly in the notebook, the corresponding kernel has to be installed. You'll find the R-Kernel under the name "IRkernel" with installation instructions on github.
Once you installed the kernel, you should be able to select it from a dropdown menu in the notebook.
If you want to start an interface with R kernel, use the
# “ir” is the kernel name installed by the above `IRkernel::installspec()` # change if you used a different name! jupyter qtconsole --kernel=ir jupyter console --kernel=ir