[Kde-announce-apps] rkward 0.3.5

thomas friedrichsmeier tfry at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Apr 16 17:16:15 CEST 2006

Name: rkward
Version: 0.3.5
Type: Scientific
Depend: KDE 3.x
License: GPL
Homepage: http://rkward.sf.net
More Info:

 RKWard aims to provide an easily extensible, easy
to use IDE/GUI for the R-project. RKWard strives
to combine the power of the R-language with the
(relative) ease of use of commercial statistical
packages. While RKWard is far from finished, it is
already useful as an IDE interface to the R

 --- Version 0.3.5 - Apr-16-2006
- give back focus to the script editor after
running line/selection/all
- reworded exit dialog box
- show info message, if retrieving context help
- pressing Ctrl+C in the console resets a partial
command, if any
- added syntax highlighting in the console
- configure: if not overriden, and $KDEDIR is not
set, assume --prefix=`kde-config --prefix` instead
of /usr/local/kde/
- remove some GUI clutter for Script File editor
- rename "Command File" to "Script File"
- rename "Command Stack" window to "Pending Jobs"
- backspace or del clear cells in data.frame
- reworked factor levels editor
- in trailing rows/columns of the data.frame
editor, change background color, when selected
- explicitely set LC_NUMERIC to "C" at startup. R
does not work correctly with other settings of
- many new plugins by Stefan Roediger
- clean up R temporary files on shutdown
- when switching between dialog and wizard
interfaces, GUI settings are copied
- fix crash with objects with quotes in their
- add options to show help-search and R help index
to Help menu
- complete rework of plugins code
- plugins can embed other plugins
- code display (for plugins) gets updated reliably
- avoid leftover PHP processes if rkward crashes
or gets killed
- autodetection of R_HOME and related variables
during configure
- fix status bar
- handle non-existing and non-local URLs (links)
in help window
- use a shell wrapper around rkward to do some
setup just like R. This should fix a number of
minor quirks
- configure: use single configure option for
location of R_HOME, and add check for libR.so
- yet more code cleanups
- keep main window caption up to date
- update tab caption for command editor if
filename changes (i.e. saved as)
- indicate if a document in a command editor is
modified (unsaved)

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