[R] GUI Input Forms

Mark Myatt mark at myatt.demon.co.uk
Fri May 3 16:42:15 CEST 2002

For Win32 systems you might like to look at EpiData:


which is freeware but not GPL. A tutorial is available from my website:


At present it exports to Excel, dBase, Stata, SPSS, and text files ...
not too difficult to import the text file into R.

I hope that helps,


DISCLAIMER - I like EpiData and use it for all my data-entry tasks but I
did have a hand in designing the thing so I would.

ggrothendieck at yifan.net writes:
>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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