[R-SIG-Mac] Develop a GUI tcltk or Java
sebastien.durand at umontreal.ca
Fri Mar 24 14:31:20 CET 2006
Thanks for the comments and warning,
No I am not experienced with Java, so yes will try the Rcmd package.
Finally, I know this could have been a R-GUI list
question, but on the other hand
since I have a mac and that the x11- tcltk versus
tcltkaqua issue is a mac issue
I guess I am not completely out. So what should I do if I which to install
the Iwidgets for tcltk. Which version of tcltk should I use...
>Do you have past experience with Java, particularly Java Swing? If
>yes, I'd go with Java, if no, I'd go with the R's tcltk package. A
>somewhat different route you can take is plug what you are doing into
>John Fox's Rcmdr package
>Rcmdr), that is based on the tcltk package, or John Verzani's pmg
>which is based on the GTK2 GUI
>toolkit with R bindings provided by the RGTK2 package. The plus of
>going this route is you can take advantage of a number of "helper
>functions" included in these frameworks which makes creating the
>GUI's much easier (or so I have found to be the case with Rcmdr).
>A word of warning, you are likely to get a nasty comment or two that
>the R-GUI list was the appropriate list for this, not R-Mac. In
>addition, on the R-GUI list, a question like yours can prompt rounds
>of quasi-religious arguments concerning the superiority of one GUI
>toolkit over another. I've done a lot of GUI's (many of which are in
>the Rcmdr package) with the tcltk package, and have been very happy
>with the results.
>On 23-Mar-06, at 7:03 PM, Sebastien Durand wrote:
> > Dear all,
>> I am running R.2.2.1 on a mac 10.4.5
>> I have build a very large set of R functions that
>> I which to integrate in a GUI.
>> The trouble here is that I don't know what to use
>> and for what I have read Java seems to be
>> promising and highly flexible,
>> whereas Java seems to be more common and simple.
>> I must say that I have never used either of those
>> language and I might be very wrong in these two
>> first statements.
>> Let me first describe what I am planning to do
>> before I ask you some more questions.
>> I want to produce a GUI based on tabulations. On
>> the first tabulations, file preview will be
>> shown, plots will be made and many R function
>> parameters will be accesible to the user. Then
>> on the later tabs, more plots will be shown, and
>> even 3d maps. I am skipping some details of
>> So now, here is my questions
>> Should I use Tcltk, Java or someother language.
>> Considering that I wish to have fun while I will
>> be doing this what should I use to make my
>> journey be more efficient, and pleasant.
>> Is there any good software that I should use to help me design my
>> Finally if your are suggesting me tcltk, which
>> one shall I install tcltkaquaBi or x11 tcltk.
>> Please note that I would like to work on a GUI
>> that will not require constant maintaining (due
>> to updates), even so it might take a while to
>> Thanks in advance to all.
>> Sébastien Durand
>> Maîtrise en biologie
>> Université de Montréal
>> (514) 343-6864
>> Université du Québec à Montréal
>> (514) 987-3000 (1572#)
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Université de Montréal
Université du Québec à Montréal
(514) 987-3000 (1572#)
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