[R-pkgs] new package plotAndPlayGTK

Felix Andrews felix at nfrac.org
Thu Aug 2 03:40:20 CEST 2007

Package plotAndPlayGTK provides a graphical user interface for R
plots. Wrap it around your plot commands, like playwith(plot(mydata)).
A window pops up with a Cairo plot device and a toolbar with buttons
to interact with the plot. The default buttons allow you to add
persistent labels to data points, zoom in and out and around, save the
plot to a file, and so on. Furthermore, you can edit the plot call on
the fly. There are buttons to work with multiple panels and pages of a
Lattice plot. For multi-variate scatterplots ('splom' only) there is a
"brush" function, and for 3D plots ('wireframe' / 'cloud' only) there
is a simple zoom and rotate.

New buttons can also be defined; actually any GTK+ widget can be added
to the toolbar. An example is given of a numeric input widget to
choose a number of clusters to show.

Note: code to generate the plot will need to be wrapped up into a
single call with some standard arguments, and the interaction features
do not work well with multiple-plot layouts in traditional graphics.
As yet it does not work with grid-based plots other than Lattice (such
as ggplot2), but button handlers could be written. This package is
based on RGtk2, and so requires the GTK+ libraries.

v0.8.42 is on CRAN.


Felix Andrews / 安福立
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