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Re: Woctave-another gui front end

From: Sergei Steshenko
Subject: Re: Woctave-another gui front end
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 09:04:09 -0800 (PST)

> From: Freddy López <address@hidden>
>To: Sergei Steshenko <address@hidden> 
>Cc: José Luis García Pallero <address@hidden>; "address@hidden" 
>Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 6:32 PM
>Subject: Re: Woctave-another gui front end
>I think this discussion never will converge to an agreement.
>Many people are convinced that some kind of tools as shell or emacs are the 
>best way to work and others not. I think there is nothing bad in a GUI which 
>allow to the user do bored tasks more... faster than typing. 
>For instance, consider the GUI of R program under windows. This is, I think, a 
>basic GUI which has basic functions in its menus (open scripts, load 
>workspaces, change directories, save files, stop processes). Nothing else. It 
>is basic but it helps to the productivity.
>In my opinion, an terrible example of a GUI is the R Commander GUI. This seems 
>has been built for people don't like to do nothing except those things are in 
>the menus.

I see no logical difference between reading table of contents of a document and 
GUI menu having the _same_ items.

If people can't read documents, they shouldn't be doing engineering, scientific 
and development work.


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