In the complex world of trial design and data analysis biostatisticians and data scientists need to ensure they are selecting and harnessing the best capabilities of the powerful software tools available to them. Particularly when non-standard approaches are required, this may mean using a combination of tools to come to the most appropriate solution for any task.
At the recent EARL conference, Cytel’s Aniruddha Deshmukh, Software Evangelist, discussed how R can be harnessed to extend and customize the powerful capabilities of East. Using R API , it’s possible to execute R code and manipulate R objects which are coded in other languages such as C/C++ and this approach has been used in East® to extend its features as well as customize simulations to meet any non-standard needs of a given clinical trial.
In this blog Aniruddha will take a techical look at R API and some of its key elements