[Rd] Request for new Windoze GUI Widget

From: Berton Gunter <gunter.berton_at_gene.com>
Date: Fri 06 Aug 2004 - 07:17:11 EST


I have found R's fewWindoze GUI Widgets (like winDialog, choose.files,winMenuAdd etc.) to be quite useful in building simple but functional interfaces (I hesitate to call them GUI's) for one-off applications for non-R users. It's quite easy for me to write statistical "solutions" in R, slap on a little GUI that allows users access to the functionality, and then install the whole thing on their machine.

For my very simple efforts, the only thing that I have found missing in these Windows widgets is the equivalent of the Bioconductor argsWidget() ( in the tkWidgets package) for interactively entering arguments. This CAN be done one at time with winDialogString(), but doing it as argsWidget() does is much nicer. Of course, that's what I currently use for this purpose, but it would be better to have the native Windows equivalent in utils along with the others.

Obviously, not a big deal, but it would be a nice little addition if someone wanted to bother. However, kudos to those responsible for what's already there. It's a nice and useful little widget set as is. Lean and mean.



Bert Gunter

Non-Clinical Biostatistics
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