[R-pkgs] Announcing Rpad, a web-based workbook-style interface for R
TShort at epri-peac.com
Fri Sep 17 21:06:21 CEST 2004
Rpad is an interactive, web-based analysis system. Rpad pages are
interactive workbook-type sheets based on R. Rpad is an analysis package, a
web-page designer, and a gui designer all wrapped in one. Rpad pages are
run from the browser and connect to R running on the server (the same
server that hosts the web pages).
Rpad includes the R package "RpadUtils", which adds convenient code to
generate HTML widgets and convenience functions for generating web graphics
For more information and demonstrations, please see:
Key features include:
(*) WYSIWYG editing -- The browser page is editable, so you can add
comments or change the code or input data.
(*) GUI's -- Create GUI elements with R or with the Rpad interface.
(*) Fast -- No browser refreshes. The R process on the server stays alive
while the browser page is open, so once the page is up and running, it is
(*) HTML output -- Create fancy HTML output using Eric Lecoutre's R2HTML.
(*) Simple plotting -- Has convenience functions to simplify creation and
presentation of web-friendly graphics.
(*) Cross platform -- Rpad pages work in Internet Explorer v5.5 or greater
and Mozilla (Firefox or Suite). The server-side code works in Apache in
Linux or Windows (although not as well in Windows).
(*) Open source -- Rpad brings together several powerful open-source
technologies, specifically: R, Mozile, HTMLArea, Statistics-R-0.02,
JSCookMenu, Apache, and R2HTML.
Feel free to use the r-sig-gui mailing list
(https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-gui) for any feedback on Rpad,
the demonstration pages, and especially for feedback and questions on
installing your own Rpad server.
EPRI PEAC, www.epri-peac.com
T. A. Short, Electric Power Distribution Handbook, CRC Press, 2004.
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