[Rd] graphics library fltk

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue, 1 May 2001 15:50:28 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)

On Tue, 1 May 2001, Erich Neuwirth wrote:

> we still do not have dynamic graphics in R natively.

We do not intend to: that's what things like Duncan Murdoch's Rgl and
Rggobi are for.  It's called not re-inventing the wheel.

> i just found out about a widget library called fltk
> info is at
> www.fltk.org
> it has all the stuff r currently can do only through tcl/tk or
> (as i do it) excel: sliders, knobs, spinners and so on.
> it is multiplatform, there are production versions for
> unixen and windows, and there is a beta for macs.

That is equally true of the Graphapp toolkit we use (apart from the Mac
part).  The hard bit is to find a way to describe how to use this from
an R interface.  Things like the placement of widgets are in my experience
much easier with visual tools.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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