[R-gui] Editor in R and Windows focus problems

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Apr 29 16:20:13 CEST 2004


On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 10:15:10AM -0400, John Fox wrote:
> Dear Philippe, Duncan, et al.,
> I hesitate to volunteer other people's work, but I wonder whether it isn't
> time to think about replacing the GraphApp-based Rgui as the standard
> interface to R under Windows. In particular, it occurs to me that a
> scaled-down version of Philippe's SciViews -- including a basic set of
> menus, the Syn text editor, and perhaps an object browser -- would provide a
> superior interface. Of course, there may be obstacles that I don't
> understand.

That won't work as it is Windows-only. IIRC even Philippe now acknowledges
that this is suboptimal.

AFAICT the emerging consensus has been for quite some time to move to
wxWindows (now called wxWidgets). But someone needs to do the work...


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