[R-sig-Geo] any way to prompt users for information?

Dan Putler putler at sauder.ubc.ca
Wed Oct 18 07:15:53 CEST 2006


If you are trying to do this within the context of using PBSmapping,  
you might want to check out the PBSmodelling package as well since it  
includes facilities to write dialog boxes using simple text files.  
Plus, it is a Geo related package so it makes it appropriate for this  
list ;-).


On 17-Oct-06, at 6:21 PM, Denis Chabot wrote:

> Michael,
> I intended to ask this to the R Help list, but I was careless in
> filling the address of my message, I apologise.
> Your suggestion does not work on Mac OS X, unfortunately. It allowed
> me to search further, and I found this:
> http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/R/Rhelp02a/archive/84306.html
> Unfortunately, I got a syntax error with this example. I'll try to
> read a bit about tcl to see why this is so.
> Denis
> Le 06-10-17 à 20:45, Michael Sumner a écrit :
>> I think this question would be more appropriately asked on R-help.
>> But,
>>> I am hoping there is a way to make a simple text window pop up
>>> with  my question in it, and the cursor placed ready for the user
>>> to type  his answer.
>> winDialogString("One lump or two?", "")
>> Cheers, Mike.
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