[R] Running R scripts from a GUI interface

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 04:59:53 CEST 2009

The last version of fgui was produced only 6 months ago so its
relatively recent and there was a JSS paper on it published during
that time frame as well.  Send an email to the fgui package maintainer
if you want to know what he intends.  The ggenericwidget function in
gWidgets is very similar fgui as already mentioned so that would give
you an alternative.

The source code to R is freely available and Writing R Extensions
manual discusses writing front ends to R but you were looking for
something simple and none of that fits in with being simple.

If you want something self contained forget about R, fgui, etc. and
use another language.

On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 10:38 PM, Jason Rupert <jasonkrupert at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thank you for recommending fgui.  This package looks very promising.
> By any chance do you know if it is still being maintained?
> The URL provided for the packaged does not appear to be functional, so I was curious if this package is going to be maintained going forward.
> Also, do you know, once the GUI is in the format you desire, to then "export" the functionality so that you do not have to have the complete R executable and appropriate packages installed.  That is, export a stand-alone TCL/TK GUI and associated libraries that contain the functionality so that the complete R executable is not necessary.
> Thanks again for any insights and I continue to be impressed with the capability of the contributed packages.  These really are helpful for accelerating the development of useful code.
> --- On Sat, 10/10/09, Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [R] Running R scripts from a GUI interface
>> To: "Jason Rupert" <jasonkrupert at yahoo.com>
>> Cc: R-help at r-project.org
>> Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009, 7:49 AM
>> There are many approaches to GUIs in
>> R but for something quick, which
>> I gather is your main aim here, have a look at the fgui
>> package and
>> also the very similar ggenericwidget function in the
>> gWidgets package.
>> On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 1:05 AM, Jason Rupert <jasonkrupert at yahoo.com>
>> wrote:
>> > It appears several that of my scripts are beginning to
>> reaching maturity, so I am curious if it is possible to add
>> an external GUI to run the scripts from this simplified GUI
>> interface.
>> >
>> > The scripts are fairly rudimentary so the GUI only
>> needs a few radial buttons and a could of numeric fields.
>> >
>> > I am curious if there is a typical approach for
>> developing a GUI to run R scripts or to export R scripts in
>> a DLL or other format so that they can be run from such a
>> GUI.
>> >
>> > I also have not settled on a GUI development language
>> so any suggestions there are also very much appreciated.
>> >
>> > Thank you again for any feedback and insights,
>> especially if there is a blog or book that covers these
>> topics.
>> >
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