[rkward-devel] Current developments

Thomas Friedrichsmeier thomas.friedrichsmeier at ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Fri May 29 16:48:45 UTC 2009


I'd like to point out a new page in the Wiki: 
http://apps.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/rkward/index.php?title=Feature_Plan . 
There, I try to document at least some of the changes in SVN that may be of 
interest to you.

Among those, I'd like to point out the "Run again"-link feature for plugins, 
which I think really enhances the usefulness of each single plugin and rkward 
as a whole.

Technically related is another new feature: RKWard-plugins can now be invoked 
from R. This will make it possible to write an R script, which runs one or 
more plugins with different settings, and compares the results with expected 
values (or with results from previous runs). This sort of automated testing 
would allow us to detect problems - with individual plugins, with the plugin 
framework, but also with many of the core parts of rkward - much earlier and 
much more reliably. This task requires a good grip on R, a basic understanding 
of plugins in RKWard, but no C++-coding skills at all. So if you have that 
skillset and you're looking for something to help with - here's one important 

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