[R] automation / interactivity of plots on S-PLUS

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Thu Nov 4 19:54:40 CET 2004

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COMBES Florence wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have 2 questions maybe more for developpers, and about an S-PLUS script.
> I think that people from R and maybe Bioconductor could also help me.
> 1--
> When producing a graph with S-PLUS (under Windows XP), it is possible to 
> select (with the mouse) an area of the graph in order to highlight the 
> rows corresponding to the selected plots on the dataset sheet.
> In my case I have to plot about 100 graphs, so I wrote a script with a 
> loop to do that automatically. Each time you pass through this "for" 
> loop the graph is done.
> My problem is that with this way to build graphs, I lost the possiblity 
> to highlight data in the data set sheet by defining a zone with the 
> mouse on the graph sheet.
> (actually it is impossible to define a zone on the graph with the mouse)
> Does anyone already encountered this problem, and would handle a solution ?
> I saw maybe the brush() function to be applied on the loop, but this 
> seems to return only the row indices and I would like a variable more 
> informative that is on a column in my data set sheet.
> 2--
> In my script I want to use the menuSubset() command. It works in command 
> line, but I would like this command to appear as a graphical window.
> I can have the window with the following command line:
> guiDisplayDialog("Function", "menuSubset")
> but the problem is that the script continues to run, and does not wait 
> for the user to click on the "OK" button in order to wait for the result 
> of the command Subset, which is a matrix needed further on the script.
> Do you know a way to pass arguments from the data filled in the window 
> to the script, or to force S-PLUs to wait ?
> Any help gratefully welcome,
> Florence Combes.
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