[R] newbie question - R programs in Windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Dec 10 09:47:28 CET 2001

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Wojciech Czaplinski wrote:

> Hello All,
> I've browsed through 'An introduction to R' and it seemed, I didn't find the answers to following questions:
> 1) does R provide widgets and other stuff to provide nice windows-native-like applications look and feel?

Yes.  Hardly a question for an introduction to R, though, since I assume
you are talking about Windows (R).

> 2) if not, how to do that?

(or even if yes?)

Look at the package windlgs in the Windows source packages distribution,
and (rather less native but easier to program) the package tcltk.

Note that quite a few things (menus, simple dialogs) are already available
on Windows only.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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