[kepler-dev] [Bug 3186] New: - commit RExpression code changes, but leave actor open

bugzilla-daemon@ecoinformatics.org bugzilla-daemon at ecoinformatics.org
Tue Mar 25 17:18:05 PDT 2008


           Summary: commit RExpression code changes, but leave actor open
           Product: Kepler
           Version: 1.0.0beta3
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: evaluate, kruger
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: actors
        AssignedTo: berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu
        ReportedBy: drury at nceas.ucsb.edu
         QAContact: kepler-dev at ecoinformatics.org

R-script development within an RExpression actor can  get pretty tedious.  For
example, when you add a line of code and want to test its effects, you push the
RExpression actor "commit" button and this closes the RExpression actor.  You
can then run the workflow.  Then, to make the next small change, you re-open
the RExpression actor, alter the code, push "commit", etc.  I have repeated
this procedure 741 times in a single day (yes, I counted :).  It would be
REALLY nice if, when the text within the R-code window of the RExpression actor
changed, the "submit" button would become activated (i.e., not grayed out). 
Then, when an analyist has added the next bit of code, they can just push
submit and "run" the workflow.  In other words, "submit" does not close the
RExpression actor, but does make R-code changes visible to the workflow.  Is
this possible with Kepler?

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