Re: [Rd] Link between Qt GUI and R

From: jverzani <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:23:21 +0000

Barry Rowlingson <b.rowlingson <at>> writes:

> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 2:00 AM, typhoong < <at>
>> wrote:
> > hi everyone, thanks for all the tips.
> >
> >
> > Barry, can you tell me why you think PyQT is by far the best way?
> I said that conditional on you knowing or wanting to learn Python.
> Python interacts with Qt in much the same way as C++ interacts with
> it, but without the annoying compile and link steps of C++ (Python is
> an interpreted language). Qt was designed to work with C++, and so
> development with Python and C++ should be faster than most other Qt
> interfaces.
> So if you already know Python, and your R scripts are already in the
> can ready to go, there's less point learning, or even constructing,
> some R-Qt interface than using the well-established and robust
> Python-Qt interface.
> Barry

If you don't know python, there is no need to construct an R-Qt interface, there already is one. Take a look at: for the package qtbase and friends. There is some great work there. (Simon referenced this  earlier in this thread) For a simpler interface, there is also the gWidgetsQt package on r-forge (

--John mailing list Received on Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 11:01:10 GMT

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