[R] newbie question - R programs in Windows

Mark Myatt mark at myatt.demon.co.uk
Mon Dec 10 10:58:14 CET 2001

Wojciech Czaplinski <tarantoga at elbacsb.com.pl> writes:
>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 it does through the tcltk library. This requires you to install the
Tcl/TK library on your machine and set some paths. Tcl/Tk has the
advantage of being cross-platform. It really works between Windows and
Linux as long as you take care with file system pathnames. I have not
checked it on the Mac but I have heard that code works with the very
occasional need for minor modification. Tcl/Tk creates widgets with the
same look & feel of the local operating system.


Mark Myatt

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