[R] [R-pkgs] New package 'ade4TkGUI', a Tcl/Tk GUI for ade4

From: Jean Thioulouse <jtnews1_at_biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr>
Date: Sun 01 Oct 2006 - 12:26:55 GMT

Dear R-Users,

ade4TkGUI is a new package available on CRAN. It implements a Tcl/Tk graphical user interface (GUI) for the ade4 package.

Only the most basic functions of ade4 have a GUI in this first

version : classical one-table data analysis methods (PCA, COA,
MCA, PCO, etc.), one table with groups of rows (BGA, WGA, DA),
and two-tables analysis methods (Coinertia analysis, CCA, PCAIV).

One of the benefits of using ade4TkGUI is the centralized graphical display of the dudi objects created by ade4. A dudi is a list with many components http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/ade4html/dudi.html The GUI presents a window in which the user can click on dudi components to get predefined graphical displays : http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/JTHome/coa1dudi.jpg

Another benefit is for complex functions, and particularly graphical functions that have many parameters. For example, the s.class function has 27 parameters : http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/ade4html/s.class.html In this case, the GUI makes it much easier to try various graphical options : http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/JTHome/s.class.jpg

ade4TkGUI also contains a factor map exploration function, written by Stephane Dray. This function allows dynamic operations like zooming, panning, and identification of points by searching on labels on the factor maps : http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/JTHome/explore.jpg

Current version (ade4TkGUI_0.1-4) depends on ade4_1.4-2, and the dynamic factor map exploration function depends on tkrplot. Future versions will add GUIs for more advanced ade4 methods, like ktables analysis methods, or spatial methods, and for more graphical functions.

All comments are welcome. Please use the adelist mailing list : http://listes.univ-lyon1.fr/wws/info/adelist


Jean Thioulouse - Labo Biometrie et Biologie Evolutive, UMR CNRS 5558
Universite Lyon 1,  43 Boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918,  Bat. G. Mendel
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