[R] GUI Input Forms
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri May 3 16:01:54 CEST 2002
On Fri, 3 May 2002, Andrew Perrin wrote:
> The "cadillac" version would be to use something like Perl/Tk or the
> tcl/tk extensions to R to write an input mechanism.
> If you were using linux, pgaccess or a web-based solution would make
> sense, but neither will be simple under windows.
> If you already own Access, that would be an option, but it's decidedly
> A spreadsheet is probably the best price-performance compromise.
Most people I know who do this use either Visual Basic or VBA within
Excel. Excel is decidedly non-free, but Visual Basic has a cheap learning
edition which comes bundled for free with some books about it.
Other spreadsheets that I know have far less programmability than Excel.
> Andrew J Perrin - andrew_perrin at unc.edu - http://www.unc.edu/~aperrin
> Assistant Professor of Sociology, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
> 269 Hamilton Hall, CB#3210, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3210 USA
> On Thu, 2 May 2002 ggrothendieck at yifan.net wrote:
> > I have been inputting my data into text files using a text
> > editor on a Windows 2000 PC.
> > I would like to create a front end form that does validation
> > on the fly to reduce the errors in my input and make it
> > possible for family members that are not into computers
> > to help me out with data input tasks.
> > I assume that my form program would translate the
> > input into a text file which I would then read in the
> > normal way into R.
> > Does anyone have any suggestions of some software that
> > makes it easy to set this up. I was hoping not to have to put
> > a major time commitment into learning it nor to create the form
> > so something with a fast learning curve and not too much
> > required expertise is preferred.
> > Free software is preferred, cheap software is second best
> > but any suggestions are welcome.
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