Feature plan

Purpose of this page

The purpose of this page is to gather information on features that

Ideally, this page will serve to keep track of the development status, to coordinate development efforts, and to provide a basis for discussion and testing of new features.

However, this page is not:

Old feature Plans

Feature Plan Archive

Current Development

These features are likely to become part of the next release.

Better integration with R installations

Description: By default, RKWard will now offer to install R packages to the same user library location as a regular R session, making it easier to switch back and forth between RKWard and a plain R command line session. Further, RKWard’s own R package no longer needs to be installed during build-time, but will be installed in a dedicated location as needed. This makes it easier to use RKWard with several separate installations of R (provided, they are binary compatible; different patch releases will generally work), and should help avoid related installation problems.

Points for discussion / issues: The R_LIBDIR cmake parameter is made obsolete by this change.

Development status: Done.

Testing status: N/A

Script previews, including R markdown

Description: The script editor has gained live previews. This can be used to view the rendering of an R Markdown (.Rmd) script, comfortably, while typing. But also, you can preeview scripted plots, RKWard output, or R Console output while developing.

Points for discussion / issues:

Development status: Done.

Testing status: N/A

Planned Features

These features are likely to be targeted, soon, but not necessarily for the next release.

Standalone editor for vector and matrix data

Description: Standalone editor for vector and matrix data.

Points for discussion / issues:

Development status: Not started.

Testing status: N/A

Category:Developer Information