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Re: looking ahead to 3.6

From: Laurent Hoeltgen
Subject: Re: looking ahead to 3.6
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:25:47 +0100

On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 10:34 -0500, Judd Storrs wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 6:23 PM, John Swensen <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>         I took a quick look at the RStudio source and saw a lot of
>         Java code (although there was some C++ code).  I couldn't
>         ascertain whether the terminal emulator is in C++ or Java, but
>         I am assuming the whole UI was Java as the main java
>         dependency was GWT (the Google Web Toolkit).
> FYI, because I was curious. It's not java in the traditional
> sense--GWT compiles java into javascript. The main interface seems to
> be a web application--it certainly seems like the interface runs as a
> web page inside an html display component which is
> surprisingly pleasant. I think they've separated the system into a
> "server" component that wraps the R interpreter with an AJAX interface
> and essentially a web application for an interface to communicate with
> the server. So it is quite different despite using QT for
> the implementation of the "browser". It's an interesting model.
> --judd

Sage (http://www.sagemath.org/) does something similar. They regroup
common math tools and libraries which can be accessed through a
webinterface. The interface itself sends the commands to a server
component the evaluates the command.


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