[R] Feedback about SciViews?
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.
Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> http://stat.ethz.ch/~maechler/
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