[R] Feedback about SciViews?

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Apr 29 11:31:44 CEST 2003

>>>>> "PhGr" == Philippe Grosjean <phgrosjean at sciviews.org>
>>>>>     on Tue, 29 Apr 2003 09:56:22 +0200 writes:

    PhGr> Hello, This message is little off-topic in
    PhGr> R-help. Sorry for that, but not all interested people
    PhGr> are wired yet to r-sig-gui
    PhGr> (http://www.stat.math.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-gui). Thanks
    PhGr> for your comprehension.

    PhGr> A preview version of SciViews 
    PhGr> (a Graphical User Interface for R under Windows,

    PhGr> http://www.sciviews.org)  was released a few weeks ago.

R for Windows already comes with a (simple) GUI.
Many of the R developers would rather think mostly about GUI
efforts that are platform INDEPENDENT, such as the standard Tcl/Tk
package (try "library(tcltk)" and the demos from "demo(package =
"tcltk")" in R), and the RGtk (http://www.omegahat.org/RGtk/) one.

For that reason, in the Bioconductor project (http://www.bioconductor.org),
the  "tkWidgets" package has been developed (built on top of R's
standard "tcltk" package -- which from 1.7.0 on does not need
extra efforts for installation on Windows).

Excuse that this sounds a bit negative, but platform independence
is one of the strengths of R.

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