# Integrate with R Statistics

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## Tableau could integrate with the R environment for statistical computing in various ways.

**Completely Under the Hood**

Integration could be used to accelerate the implementation and reliability of complex statistical features.

## Backdoor to R

For sophisticated users, integration could mean an R terminal interface augmented to allow Tableau variables to be dragged into R and R variables to be dragged back to Tableau.

## RData Datasource

Since the R save function serializes the current workspace into an RData file, some users might find it helpful if Tableau could attach to RData files as a datasource. A symmetric feature would provide R with readTDE and writeTDE functions. Since tabular data is the only information in the R workspace which Tableau can use and this data can more easily be passed back and forth via CSV files, this type of integration is less useful than the two above.

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