[kepler-dev] A very thorny question..

Matthew Jones jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
Mon Apr 2 07:56:28 PDT 2007


When we build Kepler installers for release, they will include the R 
system (some in th past have as well).  So the R-dependent demos should 
work.  The browser problem should be fixed -- I'm not sure if its 
already entered as a bug.


Matthew B. Jones
jones at nceas.ucsb.edu                Ph: 541-888-2581 ext. 287
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
UC Santa Barbara

Glen Jarvis wrote:
> Kirsten,
>     Thank you for the response. I agree, actually, that including more  
> examples than just addition shows more of the power of Kepler. The  
> Simple Statistics (Summary Statistics) and Linear Regression examples  
> use R. Adding the Browser Display problem means three of the six  
> examples didn't work on "default" settings outside of Windows. There  
> were more problems (like actor's names had changed), but those are  
> easily fixed by updating the guide. The first three examples mentioned  
> here seem like they require a bit more consideration on how external  
> browsers and R will be included/interfaced in non-windows  
> distributions in the future.
>     Although I could fix each of the problems I had, the typical user  
> (that I have in mind at least) will not want to do so much "tinkering"  
> to setup the program - especially if it could be avoided.
>     Many of my questions regarding the future road-map (like do we  
> include R in all distributions, etc.) will have a big impact on my  
> thinking. I'm going to hold off saying much more and just read email  
> as I catch-up learning what the group has to say about these  
> potentially thorny (or not) questions.
> Warmest Regards,
> Glen Jarvis

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