[R] gnome gui question
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Sep 5 12:18:00 CEST 2003
>>>>> "Anne" == Anne York <york at zipcon.net>
>>>>> on Thu, 4 Sep 2003 10:41:25 -0700 (PDT) writes:
Anne> I have compiled R 1.7.1 with gnome and installed the
Anne> gtkDevice on a Linux RH 8 system. This is my first use
Anne> of this device and I have two questions about it.
Anne> 1. After running R --rui="gnome", the console comes
Anne> up. To open a graphics window, I open the gtkDevice
Anne> library [library(gtkDevice)], then start a gtk device
it's called a "package" .. (sorry to be a pain..)
Anne> [gtk()]. After the library command, I receive the
Anne> message from R that the gtk function is masked from
Anne> package:base. Did I do something incorrect in my
Anne> installation to receive this message? The gtk device
Anne> does open and appears to work, so maybe this is a
Anne> "play on".
yes. I'm not aware of the exact plans, but the gtk() from the
gtkDevice package should become *the* version.
Anne> 2. In the "settings --> preferences" menu section, I
Anne> am able to change the look (fonts and colors) for the
Anne> console and pager. However, the corresponding section
Anne> for the graphics window has no visible options. Is
Anne> this normal?
yes, help(gtk) tells you that's it's just another version of x11().
What you might be really interested is the "RGtk" package
http://www.omegahat.org/RGtk/ from Omegahat,
and its tools ("widgets").
Maybe the first screen shot link in
can wet your appetite and make you encouraging the RGtk & gtkDevice
authors to expand their work ... ;-)
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