[R-SIG-Mac] creating gui

Jan de Leeuw deleeuw at stat.ucla.edu
Mon Nov 15 17:46:29 CET 2004

In my version of R (http://gifi.stat.ucla.edu/pub) Aqua Tcl/Tk works  
and Aqua Gtk+ works partially, but the R Aqui GUI and JGR do not work,  
you have to run R from Terminal.app or from Emacs.

On Nov 15, 2004, at 8:10 AM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> Hi Nathan,
> On Nov 15, 2004, at 12:45 PM, Nathan Weisz wrote:
>> I'm using the R2.0 Aqua Gui version. I'm interested in creating small  
>> GUIs for a psychoacoustic experiments in R (using tuneR; i.e. people  
>> pushing buttons, and a sound is played).
>> However I have no experience. Googling around it seems that using  
>> tcltk from would be the best thing. Yet I'm a little overwhelmed at  
>> the bedinning by the amount of information.
>> Does anybody know an easy to use tutorial (best starting with  
>> installation) optimally with special consideration of Mac OS X users.
> AFAIK tcl/tk doesn't work natively in OS X yet (but you can use it in  
> X11), so I would not rely on it, but on the other hand, there are not  
> really too many alternatives. The only cross-platform solution that  
> even works natively on OS X is iWidgets in JGR (  
> http://www.rosuda.org/JGR/ - see R help pages of the iWidgets library  
> for examples). iWidgets have a simple API, so it should be easy to get  
> started. However, since iWidgets are really fresh, there aren't many  
> projects to borrow example code from.
> A native Cocoa package for the R-GUI does not exist yet, although  
> there are plans to create one. If I get to write one, it will have the  
> same API as iWidgets, so it will be interchangeable.
> This is just my EUR 0.02 ... others may thing of other alternatives,  
> and I'm aware that we need to put some effort in this area ...
> Cheers,
> Simon
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