[Rd] RE: [R] GUI support from R

A.J. Rossini rossini@u.washington.edu
02 Sep 2001 14:01:20 -0700

>>>>> "BE" == Byron Ellis <bellis@hsph.harvard.edu> writes:

    BE> All I'm saying is that before people go haring off on a bunch
    BE> of bindings for various graphics APIs (be it GTK, wxWindows,
    BE> Tk, Win32, OpenGL GUI or *whatever*) that it might be
    BE> advantageous to sit down at perhaps plan out a common set of
    BE> features that all work in a way that makes sense for *R* not
    BE> for Java or C++ or Tcl (AWT,Gtk+,Tk) and then go from there.

I'll argue the opposite, actually.  Best to have a bunch of prototypes
around and determine use-cases before deciding a particular something
is "the REAL deal".

Until you have a bunch of prototype applications sitting on the
prototype bindings, it'll be difficult to get it right.

(and yes, I've played with two, so far, Swing bindings via RSJava and
the tcltk ones...).

I suspect that the favorite of anyone will be "whatever they are used


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