Preview - Input needed?

Aaron Batty abatty at
Sat Jan 30 00:05:36 UTC 2016

It would indeed be cool if the preview were just in the window, although
sizing concerns seem valid.

I just finished my stats class this semester (need to grade finals today).
It was our first time using the Preview window as the main graphics output
(it didn't work on Macs with the version we used last year, and most of my
students are web dev/design types and use Macs). It seems that students
always had 100,000 extra graphics windows behind the main RKWard window; is
that what we were talking about?

Also, I think the very name of it, "Preview", is misleading. It's actually
the most fully-featured graphics output that the program has. In fact, when
you click "Submit," it just makes a little PNG of what you get in Preview
and throws it into an HTML folder that people have a hard time getting it
out of. If it were all in one window, "Export to output" or something would
make more sense than "Submit," since you can also export to PDF, etc.

In unrelated news, I think we got ANOVA working for everyone eventually.

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 6:36 AM, d_jan <d_jan at> wrote:

> > Can you think of any use-case where this would _not_ be desirable?
> Did just a brief check so far; the interface seems to be fine :)
> I'll keep my eyes open for edgecases though.
> Jan
> Am 29.01.2016 um 12:03 schrieb Thomas Friedrichsmeier:
> > Hi once more,
> >
> > On Tue, 26 Jan 2016 07:13:47 +0000 (UTC)
> > Jan Wort <d_jan at> wrote:
> >> I lost a bit track of the UI for the preview. To get into the loop
> >> again: Is there any input needed from me currently?
> >
> > ok one more thing to look at for you an everybody else: In an effort to
> > reduce height of dialog with previews, I tried moving the preview
> > checkbox to the "button column" of the dialog (where the "Code preview"
> > box is, too). Try current master or the next daily build. For examples
> > of previews, try the "Import format" or plot-plugins.
> >
> > Can you think of any use-case where this would _not_ be desirable?
> >
> > (It does create some ugliness in the plugin definition api, in that
> > previews are still designed to be placed in the "main" layout, but that
> > should not be show-stopping, probably).
> >
> > Regards
> > Thomas
> >
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