[R] Suggestions for inputting a date via a dialog box?

Tubin sredmonson at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 1 21:33:35 CET 2009

For this particular situation, a dialog box with separate entry for month,
day, and year might be the best solution.  Thanks.

The user is on a unix-based machine (a Mac with OS 10.4x) but I am expecting
him to upgrade to Leopard before long.  So I'm already struggling with TclTk
issues with him.

Barry Rowlingson wrote:
> 2008/12/31 Tubin <sredmonson at yahoo.com>:
>> Hm.  This looks like a fantastic package in general... but for this
>> particular project I would rather not have to redo the entire program to
>> run
>> in Rpad.  And it is not immediately evident that I could use Rpad just
>> for
>> the function of getting values for a couple of date variables...  Or have
>> I
>> misunderstood?
>  If this is for running on a Unix-based system you could install
> xdialog and use the calendar box widget:
> http://xdialog.free.fr/
>  but there is no windows version as far as I can see.
>  You might be able to use Perl/Tk and Tk-DateEntry on Windows:
> http://search.cpan.org/~srezic/Tk-DateEntry-1.38/DateEntry.pm
>  but that would require Perl, Perl/Tk, and a way of calling that from
> R (probably using system()).
>  You could build something simpler in pure R using library(tcltk) -
> the easiest thing to do would probably be three drop-down widgets for
> day, month, year. Building a full calendar widget might be tricky...
> Barry
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