Re: [Rd] Interactive Graphics in R [Was: Google Summer of Code 2009]

From: Oleg Sklyar <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 22:16:47 +0000


as promised I attach a simple package that utilises gtkdatabox. It is Linux only, sorry for that: as it was hacked together in the last two hours I did not have time for Windows stuff.

Under my Ubuntu I only had to install libgtkdatabox-dev from standard repos (which would pull libgtk2-dev where necessary). The package relies on gtkdatabox being found under the standard pkg-config path (i.e. custom path installs would be difficult until compiler flags are manually changed). This is for simplicity of ./configure

After installing, simply run example(databox) and use your mouse for zooming-in with quite a standard left mouse click for drawing a selection box (a click is required within a selection to zoom in); right mouse click zooms out. I think it is CTRL-right or SHIFT-right to zoom out to full scale.

This is a kind of functionality I would like to see. I do not mean the gtkdatabox, but the idea.

With this one it is quite easy to add more plots to the window and as the user has control over callbacks it is easy to do autorescale on multiple plots if required. The limitation is the ruler of the gtkdatabox itself (no time), no NA treatment, implementation via increases pix buffer on zoom (rather than off-screen) etc.

I do not know if r-devel will allow a tar.gz source through, but if anybody else is interested, please let me know and I will send the source directly.

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