Simplifying powerful visualizations using the R plugin

R is a popular programming language for statistics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_(programming_language). It has many hundreds of extensions and has a powerful set of graphical capabilities. In this recipe, we will show you how to use the graphical capabilities of R within your Jenkins jobs and then point you to some excellent starter resources.

Note

For a full list of plugins that improve the UI of Jenkins, including Jenkins graphical capabilities, visit https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Plugins#Plugins-UIplugins.

Getting ready

Install the R plugin (https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/R+Plugin). Review the R installation documentation (http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-admin.html ...

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