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Programming Graphical User Interfaces in R

Michael F. Lawrence and John Verzani
Publisher: 
Chapman & Hall/CRC
Publication Date: 
2012
Number of Pages: 
463
Format: 
Hardcover
Series: 
The R Series
Price: 
79.95
ISBN: 
9781439856826
Category: 
Textbook
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The Fundamentals of Graphical User Interfaces
A simple GUI in R
GUI design principles
Controls
Containers

I The gWidgets Package
gWidgets: Overview
Constructors
Methods
Event handlers
Dialogs
Installation

gWidgets: Container Widgets
Top-level windows
Box containers
Grid layout: the glayout container
Paned containers: the gpanedgroup container
Tabbed notebooks: the gnotebook container

gWidgets: Control Widgets
Buttons
Labels
Text-editing controls
Selection controls
Display of tabular data
Display of hierarchical data
Actions, menus, and toolbars

gWidgets: R-specific Widgets
A graphics device
A data frame editor
Workspace browser
Help browser
Command line widget
Simplifying creation of dialogs

II The RGtkPackage
RGtk2: Overview
Synopsis of the RGtk2R Package!RGtkAPI
Objects and classes
Constructors
Methods
Properties
Events and signals
Enumerated types and flags
The event loop
Importing a GUI from Glade

RGtk2: Windows, Containers, and Dialogs
Top-level windows
Layout containers
Dialogs
Special-purpose containers

RGtk2: Basic Components
Buttons
Static text and images
Input controls
Progress reporting
Wizards
Embedding R graphics
Drag-and-drop

RGtk2: Widgets Using Data Models
Displaying tabular data
Displaying hierarchical data
Model-based combo boxes
Text-entry widgets with completion
Sharing buffers between text entries
Text views
Text buffers

RGtk2: Application Windows
Actions
Menus
Toolbars
Status reporting
Managing a complex user interface

Extending GObject Classes

III The qtbase Package
Qt: Overview
The Qt library
An introductory example
Classes and objects
Methods and dispatch
Properties
Signals
Enumerations and flags
Extending Qt classes from R
QWidget basics
Importing a GUI from QtDesigner

Qt: Layout Managers and Containers
Layout basics
Box layouts
Grid layouts
Form layouts
Frames
Separators
Notebooks
Scroll areas
Paned windows

Qt: Widgets
Dialogs
Labels
Buttons
Checkboxes
Radio groups
Combo boxes
Sliders and spin boxes
Single-line text
QWebView widget
Embedding R graphics
Drag-and-drop

Qt: Widgets Using Data Models
Displaying tabular data
Displaying lists
Model-based combo boxes
Accessing item models
Item selection
Sorting and filtering
Decorating items
Displaying hierarchical data
User editing of data models
Drag-and-drop in item views
Widgets with internal models
Implementing custom models
Implementing custom views
Viewing and editing text documents

Qt: Application Windows
Actions
Menu bars
Context menus
Toolbars
Status bars
Dockable widgets

IV The tcltk Package
Tcl/Tk: Overview
A first example
Interacting with Tcl
Constructors
Events and callbacks

Tcl/Tk: Layout and Containers
Top-level windows
Frames
Geometry managers
Other containers

Tcl/Tk: Dialogs and Widgets
Dialogs
Selection widgets

Tcl/Tk: Text, Tree, and Canvas Widgets
Scroll bars
Multiline text widgets
Menus
Treeview widget
Canvas widget

Concept index
Class and method index

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