[kepler-dev] [Bug 3187] New: - RExpression actor does not share focus

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Tue Mar 25 17:29:57 PDT 2008


           Summary: RExpression actor does not share focus
           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

It would be nice to be able to change the focus from an open RExpression actor
to another Kepler window.  Two cases that commonly occur:
1) copying code from one RExpression actor to another - when the source code
comes from several regions of an RExpression R-script this leads to copying
lots of stuff you don't need (that is in between the parts you do need), or
opening and closing the 2 RExpression actors multiple times.  Because of the
tiny size of the R-code window, believe it or not, it's the latter path that I
usually choose.  Especially before this window was scrollable - whoever fixed
that, thanks!
2) often, the next change an analyst will make to their code depends on what
the output looks like from the last execution.  So, you look here in the output
window (say, a standard text output actor), then you scroll down and look
there, and other places in a long output stream.  Then, you open your
RExpression actor to make the desired changes, but suppose you need to
double-check a bit of output that is no longer visible, because you've scrolled
past it.  You have to close the RExpression actor in order to scroll back
through the output to the spot you need.  Then reopen the actor.  But, now
other parts of the output are invisible and don't become visible (by scrolling
to them) until you close the RExpression actor again.

Is it possible to allow back-and-forth between 2 open RExpression actors and an
RExpression actor and the workflow output?

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