[rkward-devel] Help is needed

Peter Vorpahl peter.vorpahl at uni-potsdam.de
Tue Jun 21 07:42:27 UTC 2011

Dear developers of RKWard,
after some years of programming GUI solutions for geospatial modelling, 
it seemed a good idea to encapsulate all data access in a script 
language like R, since this is widely used in the scientific community.
I started to develop my own stuff and then I came across your famous 

Do you think it is possible to create a plugin to RKWard that on the one 
hand allows to easily access (load, export, modify) geospatial data and 
that on he other hand allows for advanced GUI interachtion with Map-Plots.
Such as layer up/down, change of display parameters etc.
I could imagine, that this would imply the co development of an advanced 
R-graphics device and an RKWard plugin that strongly interact with each 

Another issue is that my favourite development environment is Microsofts 
Visual Studio. Linking to R is somewhat difficult with MSVC but not 
impossible. RKWard uses KDE libs. Are there any windows ports of their 
Please let me know, if you have an Idea to solve my problems. I would 
very much appreciate it, if I could contribute to your project.
Yours sincerely,

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