[R] GUIs

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Fri Jun 28 17:50:07 CEST 2002

Regarding all of the various visions/dreams/suggestions for GUIs that 
have been raised recently: who is going to do it?

The R core folks are obviously devoting large amounts of time and 
effort to maintaining and improving R, and helping R users. I have 
trouble imagining they have much time left over for the major 
undertaking that the various GUI visions would entail.

R is by far the best organized, best documented, and best supported 
of the half a dozen or so open-source software projects I've tried to 
use. So when people start talking about improvements to the 
documentation, fancy linking, and all that--yes, I understand. But 
let's not lose sight of how good it already is.

Don MacQueen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA
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