[kepler-dev] A very thorny question..

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Wed Mar 28 23:22:13 PDT 2007

    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
glen at glenjarvis.com

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