[R] Building a stand-alone package

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Thu May 30 17:16:24 CEST 2002

On Thu, 30 May 2002 tlorino at vet-alfort.fr wrote:

> Dear R users,
> I'm working with Windows 2000 and R -- note that I could maybe work with Linux too...
> I would like to know if it is possible to build a stand-alone statistical
> package which:
> -- could be programmed in R language,
> -- could have a nice graphical interface with buttons and menus (this package
> will be distributed to non-statistician people),
> -- could realize statistical operations, like for example simulations with
> Monte-Carlo method.
> If needed, it could be implemented with Java (or Perl?).

In principle you could do this with either Java or Tcl/tk -- the tools are
there.  There are probably bindings to other things lurking somewhere as
well.  Programming a reasonably flexible system would be tedious but the
real effort would be designing a good user interface.


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