Re: [R] FW: R Reference Card and other help (especially useful for Newbies)

From: Anupam Tyagi <>
Date: Sun 17 Sep 2006 - 17:54:08 GMT

Anupam Tyagi <AnupTyagi <at>> writes:

> New users may also want to look at SciViews R Graphical User Interface(GUI). It
> can be a good learning tool. Its text based editor is basic compared to WinEdt
> with the R editing plug-in, or ESS and (X)Emacs combination. But it has
> point-and-click menus that help in writing code, and easy view of objects, etc
> can be very helpful for new users. Using this GUI may require you to install
> some R packages listed on the SciViews page.

A user may need to change the file target SciViews shortcuts points to. These are added to Windows Start menu. This is needed for SciViews to work with the intalled R version.

Use start menu to go to menu item SciViews-R. Go to "R Console". Right click. Go to last item in the list called "properties". You will find something like the following in the "Target field"

"C:\Program Files\R\R-2.2.0\bin\Rgui.exe" --sdi LANGUAGE=en RSciViews.RData

note the C:....\R-2.2.0\...

It assumes that you have R-2.2.0 installaed in:

C:\Program Files\R\R-2.2.0

If your R installation is R-2.2.1, and is installed in

C:\Program Files\R\R-2.2.1

then you need to change the "target" of SciViews-R "R console" shortcut to:

"C:\Program Files\R\R-2.2.1\bin\Rgui.exe" --sdi LANGUAGE=en RSciViews.RData

note the change to: C:....\R-2-2.1\...

note the "LANGUAGE=en" for English language GUI. You may be able to change this to a language you want to use with R. See documentation for SciViews mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Mon Sep 18 17:07:08 2006

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