Re: [Rd] Google Summer of Code 2009

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 10:52:19 -0600

[ Cool how nobody cared about Fritz' request not to post ideas yet :) ]

[ I broadly share Oleg's "wouldn't it be nice to have better plot devices"   wish. But I don't think it is a three-month summer target, and it's not   on the side of things Fritz / Manuel prefer as it is infrastructure rather   than pure statistics ... Then again, maybe we should put that up to a wider   discussion. I like 'infrastructure' as R is a platform to me. ]

On 19 February 2009 at 09:33, Simon Urbanek wrote:
| If primitive 3d scatterplot interactivity is all you want, go with
| rggobi. It's GTK and has all this already and much more. However,
| ggobi also shows why GTK is not a good choice for general interactive
| graphics toolkit - it [GTK] is slow and lacks reasonable graphics
| support. OpenGL is IMHO a better way to go since IG don't really
| leverage any of the widgets (you get them for free via R widgets
| packages anyway) and OpenGL gives you excellent speed, alpha-support
| and anti-aliasing etc.

I don't want to turn this into an all-out 'vi versus emacs' slugfest but:


Three out of two people have difficulties with fractions.

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