[rkward-cvs] SF.net SVN: rkward: [1670] trunk/rkward/rkward/pages

sjar at users.sourceforge.net sjar at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Mar 20 21:42:59 UTC 2007

Revision: 1670
Author:   sjar
Date:     2007-03-20 14:42:59 -0700 (Tue, 20 Mar 2007)

Log Message:
Added some sentences regarding external applications and HTML output.

Modified Paths:

Modified: trunk/rkward/rkward/pages/rkward_for_new_users.rkh
--- trunk/rkward/rkward/pages/rkward_for_new_users.rkh	2007-03-20 21:17:01 UTC (rev 1669)
+++ trunk/rkward/rkward/pages/rkward_for_new_users.rkh	2007-03-20 21:42:59 UTC (rev 1670)
@@ -15,7 +15,12 @@
 You do not need to worry about all these details. To create a new spreadsheet (data.frame), chose File->New->Dataset from the menu. All you need to do is to assign a name to this table, then you can start editing. To work with pre-existing data, chose File->Import->Load data, to load data in CSV (comma separated value) format.
+	<section id="use_output_external" title="How can I make use of my results in an external application?">
+In this section you will learn about some basic methods how to make use of your results in external applications.
+Suppose you produced a textual output from tests you performed. Such will be presented in the "output window" of RKWard. It's easy to keep track on your work since a standard of RKWard is to show everything in chronological order together with the date of creation. Important to know it that the output is HTML. From now on you have several options to process you results. You can save the complete output via "File->Save output as HTML" as HTML file to a location you want. This is the best way to keep the output, including images and tables, as it is (moreover you can view your results on any web browser). Now go to the external application and open the HTML file there.
+You can also copy and paste the area of interrest. To copy and paste it mark the desired section with the mouse. Than use the shortcut "Ctrl+C (or from the menu "Edit") to copy the selection and go to application, e.g. OpenOffice.org, and paste it there via "Ctrl+V" (or by the corresponding menu entry in the external application). Please refere to the help of the external application who to import HTML correctly.
+	</section>
 	<section id="basic_stats" title="Basic Analyses">
 In order to familiarize yourself with RKWard (or with your data), one of the first things to do might be to chose Analysis->Descriptive Statistics from the Menu. You will be presented with a dialog that allows you to select one or more variables to analyse. This looks similar to the workspace browser introduced above. On the additional tabs you can chose which types of descriptive statistics should be calculated.

Modified: trunk/rkward/rkward/pages/rkward_trouble_shooting.rkh
--- trunk/rkward/rkward/pages/rkward_trouble_shooting.rkh	2007-03-20 21:17:01 UTC (rev 1669)
+++ trunk/rkward/rkward/pages/rkward_trouble_shooting.rkh	2007-03-20 21:42:59 UTC (rev 1670)
@@ -19,6 +19,9 @@
 		Typically you would call them from R via <link href="rkward://rhelp/update.packages">update.packages</link> and <link href="rkward://rhelp/library">library</link> to achieve this. But RKWard simplifies this for you. You'll be guided through the install procedure for the required package. Please note you need root privileges in certain situations.
+	<section title="RKWard claimes to take care of seamless integration with an office-suite. Why is there no option to save it as an office file?" shorttitle="RKWard integration with an office-suite" id="integration_in_office_suite">
+		One of the many goals of RKWard is to have a seamless integration with an office-suite. Future plans of RKWard include the usage of the "OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF)". But right now there is only support for HTML output (including images as png) of you results. HTML can be read and worked on with any modern office suite. The method is known to work for OpenOffice.org but KWord seems to have some issues when importing HTML files with images. However, depending on further processing the layout but not the content of your results might change.
+	</section>
 	<section title="RKWard is running since ages. Has it hung up?" shorttitle="RKWard seems to hang" id="hung_up_problems">
 		This depends. Some test and plots just need some time if you have huge amounts of data or sophisticated calculations. Therefore patience is sometimes needed. In any case you can check the state of R within RKWard. Just look at the little box on the right bottom corner of RKWard. Red means there is still something to calculate or plot. If it's green, R is done calculating.

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