[R] A useful GUI?

Warnes, Gregory R gregory_r_warnes at groton.pfizer.com
Wed Jul 25 00:37:09 CEST 2001


> From: Paul Murrell
> > From: Frank E Harrell Jr
> > I saw an ad in the July 2001 Amstat News for a complex sample
> > survey analysis package called Wesvar.  The package has
> > what appears to be a useful feature called a "Workbook"
> > by which the user navigates analysis output.  This is a
> > hierarchical tree in which the user may click on a part
> > of the analysis (table, regression fit, descriptive stats,
> > etc.) so as to go directly to that output.  Recent versions
> > of SAS have something similar.  In SAS the title of a
> > graphic may be what appears in the navigation tree, and
> > clicking on that entry will replay the appropriate graph.
> >
> > Has anyone had experience with such GUIs and would comment
> > on productivity or documentation benefits?  I wonder
> > what would be the most platform-independent way to
> > implement such a feature, e.g., dynamic html, if it is
> > useful to statisticians.

Actually, I'm in the process of looking at building something of this
nature.  Comments and suggestions about design principles, as well as tools
would be appreciated.


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