[R] RGui innards questions
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Oct 12 19:07:36 CEST 2001
R is Open Source, so just download the source from where you got the
binaries (and where you got the binaries is required to have it).
You want the file R-1.3.1.tgz.
The source code is the documentation.
That will save you guessing (and most of your guesses are wrong: Rgui and
Rterm are different C front-ends to R.dll which contains almost all the
On Fri, 12 Oct 2001 kestickler at netscape.net wrote:
> i would like to find out more on how Rgui works. Is there any
> documentation that details how RGui interfaces with the R language &
> environment. So, i would like to know things such as:
> - What language is RGui built in (source available?)
> - What language is RTerm built in?
> - how does the output of an R command get directed to the terminal
> window in RGui?
> It seems to me that RGui is RTerm packaged in an application with a
> several convenient GUI capabilities. RGui must then be able to
> somehow embed RTerm & capture the graphing window produced when plotting.
> How is this implemented (especially if RTerm and RGui
> are written in different languages)?
> Thanks for any information.
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