Re: [Rd] Recommendations for a quick UI.

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2009 15:21:10 +0200

>>>>> "AB" == Alex Bokov <> >>>>> on Mon, 01 Jun 2009 00:24:58 -0500 writes:

    AB> Hi. This is my first post to this list, I seem to be     AB> graduating to from the r-help list. :-)


    AB> I'm trying to wrap my R package in a GUI such that when
    AB> the user launches the app, they see my GUI window and
    AB> never interact with the R console at all. I don't have
    AB> any fancy requirements for the GUI itself-- all it needs
    AB> to do is collect input from the user and pass the input
    AB> as arguments to an R function, which writes the results
    AB> to a file.

    AB> I read the R Extensions Manual section about GUIs, and
    AB> it seems like overkill to write the thing in a compiled
    AB> language and link against R as a library when there are
    AB> dozens of different interpreted cross-platform GUI
    AB> toolkits out there. Does anybody know of any functioning
    AB> examples of packages (or other add-ons) with GUIs that
    AB> run R silently in the background which I can study? Do     AB> they use the "R CMD BATCH" mechanism, or something else?

There's a dedicated "Special Interest Group" mailing list for answering / discussing such questions :

          R-SIG-GUI Please subscribe and ask there

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich mailing list Received on Mon 01 Jun 2009 - 13:24:47 GMT

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