Re: [R] Building Custom GUIs for R

From: Smith, Dale <Dale.Smith_at_fiserv.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 08:27:24 -0500

Another alternative is to distribute an exe (built in C# or tcl) which communicates with a web service. The web service may then call R on a private server (behind a firewall) using Rserve. In this way the R code is not distributed to the customer, but remains in the remote web service. This also separates changes to the R code from the actual gui used.

I prototyped this solution a few years ago using Windows and it worked very well.

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-----Original Message-----
From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org] On Behalf Of Barry Rowlingson
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 9:18 AM
To: vioravis
Cc: r-help_at_r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] Building Custom GUIs for R

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 7:52 AM, vioravis <vioravis_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Are there any tools currently available that enable us build GUIs???
(MATLAB
> has a GUI builder that enables the users build custom GUIs).

 Another option nobody has mentioned yet is to make it a web-based system, and generate your dialogs using HTML FORM elements. R comes with a basic web server engine now so it might be possible to make it all self-contained.

> Can we make a exe of such GUI (with the R code) and let people use it
> without having to install R???

 That's another FFAQ to which the answer is usually 'no', although you can of course distribute R alongside your application (by closely following the terms of the R license agreement) and say in your install notes "first install R by running setupR.exe" or whatever.

Barry



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