[R] re: GUI's for teaching

Kenneth Cabrera krcabrer at perseus.unalmed.edu.co
Tue Jun 25 16:00:27 CEST 2002

Dear R-enthusiastic followers:

I am using R in graduate and undergraduate curses, and yes... most of 
the people think
that R will be better with a GUI. But as they start to use it, and find 
why is better to
use commands (and store those commands for further use as SCRIPTS)
they understand the way R is created. Furthermore, for teaching goals it 
make the
people to think what they are doing before they write any command.

I think it will be very interesting to create a GUI for R to attract 
more people to use R and
to spread it. But I think at this stage it will be better to continue 
improving the core and
packages of R to convert it in the best solid and comprehensive 
statistical software.

And if there is the possibility to create a group to start a small and 
basic GUI as a
package I will like to help in that project.

Have a nice R-day!


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