[R] What happenes with R-gnome?
cyg at sympatico.ca
Fri Sep 1 13:44:04 CEST 2000
I think one of the main question is: Is it available for Windows? There are
a lot of stuff available for ?nixes graphically speaking but lots of it has
not been ported yet and this to can be a lot of work. I would for one find
quite acceptable to have features like the ones you propose. I also think
that the core team as put in a lot of efforts to bring the graphic
capabilities of R to the point it is now and it would be a shame to set it
aside. Using an external program to produce the graphics as Octave does with
gnuplot or others is probably not acceptable at this time.
I wonder how much trouble it would be to extend the current set features to
include the ones you propose? I wonder also if some of the team members or
those that work at the graphical features could somehow give us an idea of
what would be involve in working at those extensions. I think all this would
take as much if not more planification time then programming. At minimum one
would need an extensive idea of the internal working of the graphical
features and how they fit in the big picture. Unless I'm mistaking there is
no such thing at this time and this would mean reverse engineering quite a
bit of code. Again this is time consuming. So are we stuck in a vicious
----- Original Message -----
From: "Emmanuel Paradis" <paradis at isem.univ-montp2.fr>
To: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 5:07 AM
Subject: Re: [R] What happenes with R-gnome?
> At 11:18 01/09/00 +1100, you wrote:
> >My half-cent's worth:
> >There's something to be said for the Matlab "handle graphics" paradigm,
> >that it lets you create graphs much as in R, but then allows the
> >editing of a graph, from the command line or via the gui, after it has
> >drawn. (See
> My centime's worth:
> ViSta has some remarkable graphical facilities... and it's free:
> I think that the zooming, rescaling, rotating ... stuff of ViSta is what
> some of us would like to see in R.
> SciLab is another free software that has some graphical facilities, but I
> haven't tried it yet:
> An do not forget XGobi which can be interfaced readily with R.
> Emmanuel Paradis
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