[kde-edu]: R: Re: Inviting the RKWard team to KDE

LucaTringali TRINGALINVENT at libero.it
Wed Aug 25 11:27:34 CEST 2010

I just took a look at RKWard screenshots, and I think it could be
intresting to interact with its developers. Anyway we should 
think of the future of the two projects (both Cantor and RKWard)
because if we start work togheter the two programs will probably 
became very similar, and maybe someone would think that it's
useless to have two applications with different names that do the
same thing.

Luca Tringali

>----Messaggio originale----
>Da: ungethym at mevin.net
>Data: 25/08/2010 10.00
>A: <kde-edu at kde.org>
>Ogg: Re: [kde-edu]: Inviting the RKWard team to KDE
>2010/8/25 Aleix Pol <aleixpol at kde.org>:
>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 11:10 PM, Thomas Thym <ungethym at mevin.net> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> although Cantor has some R capabilities, too, RKWard is a very nice
>>> (and imho more mature) app. RKWard is based on KDElibs.
>>> A couple of days ago the idea to invite the RKWard team to KDE was
>>> mentioned on the promo list. We think we could both gain from that.
>>> But that's non of our (promo) business.
>>> So what do you think?
>>> Cheers,
>>> Thomas
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>Hi Aleix,
>thanks for your quick response.
>> I'm speaking from the ignorance, but some questions come up.
> I try to answer your reasonable questions.
>> What do RKWard developer(s) think?
>> Would RKWard developers willing to integrate into cantor at some point in 
the future?
>I have no idea what the RKWard developers think or if they want to
>integrate. I have not contacted them yet because I first wanted to
>hear you opinion. If it is in your interest I will be pleased to
>contact them and ask them about their opinion.
>> What does RKWard do that Cantor doesn't? Is it really the same application?
>RKWard is an Data Analysis Tool doing only statistics with R (no
>mathematics). I use it for the analysis of thousands of my datasets
>(regression, correlation, ...). You can easily import your data, do
>your analysis of plots via menus. You don't have to "program" R (but
>of cause you could). There are many tutorials out there and from a
>google search I know that it is used in some universities.
>I (rarely) use Cantor and if, then for mathematical functions. I have
>to admit that I could integrate Maxima (and KAlgebra) into Cantor but
>could NOT manage to integrate R. So I don't know the R capabilities of
>Imho RKWard would enrich our application portfolio and helps us to
>present a more complete application set to our users. RKWard could
>profit from our popularity and visibility and could join a fantastic
>Shall I ask the RKWard devels what they think? Would one of the
>developers or the module maintainer ask? Or do we want to focus on
>Cantor only (and git migration, and, and, and all the other tasks)?
>> Aleix
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