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# Please read this before contacting us
Whenever you encounter a problem with RKWard, we\'ll gladly try to help
you solve it. But please make sure you provide us with as much helpful
information as you can, in particular when [reporting
bugs](Bugs.html). Otherwise we\'ll most likely not understand your
problem at all and have to spend a considerable amount of time asking
for basic information.
As long as your RKWard installation doesn\'t completely crash, we
recommend you call the included function **`rk.sessionInfo()`** and send
us the output. Among the things that you should **always include** are:
- the **version number of RKWard**
- the **version number of R**
- the **version number of KDE**
- the **operating system**
- the **method of installation** used (for KDE, R and RKWard; e.g.
binary bundle, distributor\'s packages or compiled from source)
- **what did you do** to run into the problem? (if it\'s running some
R code, please consider including example code to reproduce it)
- how **can the problem be reproduced**?
Especially after new releases of RKWard and/or R we occasionally get
reports of similar problems repeatedly. Please take the time to have a
look at the public archives of the `rkward-devel` and `rkward-users`
mailing lists (see below) and check whether your problem has already
been reported (and probably fixed, too).
Please do also consider joining the respective mailing list if you\'re
about to post there, at least for the time it takes to talk your problem
through. Otherwise it could happen that someone solves it and you miss
it, because the solution was only sent to the list.
That said, here we go:
## Main ways to contact us
### Mailing Lists
RKWard currently offers two main mailing lists:
* [rkward-users](https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/rkward-users) The main list for user discussion about RKWard. This is a good place to ask for help with RKWard. Also this mailing lists is kept posted on the most important developments and new file releases.
* [rkward-devel](https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/rkward-devel) The main list for discussions concerning the development of RKWard. Posting is not restricted to developers. If your topic goes beyond mere usage questions, this list is for you.
Due to problems with spam, posting is restricted to subscribers on both lists, but non-spam posts by non-subscribers will be allowed manually.
If you are interested in only the most basic information (new releases), consider subscribing to the RSS feed on freshcode: http://freshcode.club/feed/rkward.rss .
One further mailing list receives notifications of new source commits, and buildbot failures. High volume, intended primarily for developers:
* [rkward-tracker](https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/rkward-tracker) Commit messages and other automated noise.
### Forums
If you prefer posting in a Forum, you can do that as well:
* [Help Forum](https://sourceforge.net/projects/rkward/forums/forum/165574)
* [Open discussion](https://sourceforge.net/projects/rkward/forums/forum/165573)
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## Official source releases
The latest official source packages. See [Building RKWard From
Source](Building_RKWard_From_Source "wikilink") for help on compiling.
Source](Building_RKWard_From_Source.html) for help on compiling.
- **[rkward-0.7.0b](https://download.kde.org/stable/rkward/0.7.0/src/rkward-0.7.0b.tar.gz)**
(released April, 16, 2018)
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### Linux / Unix / BSD binaries
Please refer to this page for more info: [Binaries and Build
Scripts](Binaries_and_Build_Scripts "wikilink").
Scripts](Binaries_and_Build_Scripts.html).
### Windows Installer
See [RKWard on Windows](RKWard_on_Windows "wikilink") for details.
See [RKWard on Windows](RKWard_on_Windows.html) for details.
### Mac OS X Installer
See [RKWard on Mac](RKWard_on_Mac "wikilink") for details.
See [RKWard on Mac](RKWard_on_Mac.html) for details.
## Current test releases
Please refer to our [Release Schedule](Release_Schedule "wikilink") for
Please refer to our [Release Schedule](Release_Schedule.html) for
links to current test releases. These are source packages which are
currently undergoing testing. We'd like to encourage you to give these a
try, and [report](Contact "wikilink") issues, but keep in mind, that
try, and [report](Contact.html) issues, but keep in mind, that
these packages have only received limited testing, so far.
## Development sources
- [Instructions on using the Subversion
repository](RKWard_SVN "wikilink")
repository](RKWard_SVN.html)
## Additional plugins
RKWard can be enhanced by installing [additional plugin
packages](Third_Party_Plugins "wikilink"). They come in format of
packages](Third_Party_Plugins.html). They come in format of
ordinary R packages and are hosted on our plugin repository.
## Archive
Historical source releases are available from
<http://sourceforge.net/projects/rkward/files/Historical_Releases/> .
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<http://sourceforge.net/projects/rkward/files/Historical_Releases/> .
# Site settings
title: Konsole
email: konsole-devel@kde.org
git: https://cgit.kde.org/konsole.git/
handbook: https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/applications/konsole/index.html
forum: http://forum.kde.org/viewforum.php?f=227
description: >
Konsole: the KDE Terminal Emulator
title: RKward
baseurl: "" # the subpath of your site, e.g. /blog
url: "https://konsole.kde.org"
url: "https://rkward.kde.org"
twitter_username: kde_community
github_username: kde
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navigation:
top:
- title: Changelog
url: /changelog.html
- title: Download
url: /download.html
url: /Download_RKWard.html
- title: User support
url: /users.html
subnav:
- title: Hello world
url: /users/helloworld
url: /Contact.html
- title: Get Involved
url: /get-involved.html
- title: Donate
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date: 2015-12-20 00:01:00
title: More news
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More news can be show in [News.html](/News.html).
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title: RKWard 0.6.4 - Usability improvements, fixes, and preparation for porting to KDE frameworks version 5
date: 2015-12-21 00:01:00
---
Shortly before the end of the year, a new version of RKWard is available
for [download](Download_RKWard.html). While the list of changes
looks relatively short this time, beyond the usual fixes, with the help
of usability expert Jan Dittrich, we have addressed some long standing
potential for confusion in several important parts of RKWard's user
interface.
Among the changes that do not quite show in our ChangeLog, we continue
receiving more and more translations from the [KDE language
teams](http://l10n.kde.org). Also we are working to finish our move to
KDE.org. Importantly, we now track new issues on the KDE bugtracking
system (see [Bugs](Bugs.html))). A [lot of
work](https://files.kde.org/rkward/R/pckg/rkwarddev/NEWS.html) went into
the [rkwarddev package](https://github.com/rkward-community/rkwarddev)
to make the plugin generating code much more intuitive. In particular,
see the [documentation on the new *js()*
function](http://api.kde.org/doc/rkwardplugins/rkdev_example.html#rkdev_jscode).
Finally, already looking ahead to forthcoming releases, we are making
[good
progress](https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/rkward-devel/2015-November/004338.html)
on porting RKWard to the more modular, more modern version 5 of the KDE
libraries (aka KF5).
As usual, please don't be shy of [contacting](Contact.html) us
with your feedback, suggestions, and contributions\!
## The changes in detail:
### New features and improvements
- Plugins check for correct object type, in more places, but allow
to proceed with questionable object selections
- Switch to bugs.kde.org as primary issue tracker
- Workspace browser gains functionality to search / filter objects
by name, making it easy to find objects, quickly
- Separate globalenv() and other environments in the search path
more clearly in workspace browser
- Complete rework of <optionset> UI for better usability
- Some usability refinements to "Import CSV" plugin
- Disabled the "Import Data"-dialog, as it was considered too
confusing. The individual importers are still available from the
menu, separately.
- For multi-item varslots and valueslots, use separate buttons for
adding / removing items
- Don't show (useless) index number in mutli-value varslots and
valueslots
- Make the option to disable / enable editing more visible (in the
data editor's toolbar)
- Add context menu to HTML viewer window, including the ability to
open links in a new window
- Remove dependency on KHTMLPart
### Fixes
- Fixed: Plugin variable slots taking more than one object would
not be highlighted in red while invalid
- Fixed: RKWard package repository would be listed twice on fresh
installations
- Fix some minor toolbar glitches
- Try harder to honor system locale settings
- Remove obsolete "Export tabular data" plugin (superceded by
"Export Table / CSV")
- Do not invoke symbol name completion while in the middle (not
end) of a word
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title: RKWard 0.6.5 - Much improved preview functionality, and more
date: 2016-04-02 00:01:00
---
Today, we are pleased to announce that again, a new version of RKWard is
available for [download](Download_RKWard.html). This new release
fixes some compilation problems with the upcoming R 3.3.0. However, it
is much more than a "hot fix" release. The most notable area of
improvements have been previews: In addition to the time-tested plot
previews, many RKWard plugins now provide previews of imported data, or
results. Also, we have once again fixed various usability issues in
this, and other areas (details below).
Meanwhile work continues on porting RKWard to version 5 ("frameworks")
of the KDE libraries. The curious will find some first experimental
binaries on our [Release Schedule](Release_Schedule.html) page.
As usual, please don't be shy of [contacting](Contact.html) us
with your feedback, suggestions, and contributions\!
## The changes in detail:
### New features and improvements
- Add option to override CSS file used for the output window
- Added context menu option to search for information on current
symbol online
- Provide better status feedback when searching / filtering among
installable packages
- Add access to basic menu items for docked previews
- Move preview controls to the button-column of dialogs
- Add preview to Sort data-, Subset data, and Recode categorical
data-plugins
- Add preview to Power Analysis plugin
- Add support for adding "htmlwidget"- and "gvis"-class objects to
the output window via rk.print()
- Add plugins for importing Excel files (.xls and .xlsx, Perl- and
Java-based)
- Add ability to extract <matrix> values row-wise in plugins
- Add convenience JS-function "makeOption()" for use in plugins
- Add previews for CSV, SPSS, and Stata import plugins
- Allow previews for data, (HTML) output, and custom types of
previews
- Allow previews to be docked to the dialog window, and dock them,
by default
- Implicitly save code preview visibility and size (instead of the
former explicit settings)
- data.frame objects outside of globalenv() can be opened
read-only in an editor window
- Show a warning screen when invoking plugins from the command
line (or from clicking an rkward://-link in an external
application)
- Use package type option "binary" from R 3.1.3 onwards, for
automatic selection of the appropriate binary package
### Fixes
- When manually adding pluginmaps, load these after, not before
other pluginmaps, by default
- Fixed: Wizard plugins would be too small, initially
- Fixed: Help Search was not longer working correctly with R 3.2.x
- Fix compilation with R 3.3.x
- Fixed: Numerical (display) precision setting was not honored in
data editor
- Fix several window activation quirks in "Focus follows mouse"
mode
- File selectors in "Import XYZ" plugins now filter for standard
file extensions, by default
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title: RKWard 0.7.0 - Split views, based on KF5
date: 2018-04-16 00:01:00
---
It took much longer than we had hoped for, but today, we proudly
announce that version 0.7.0 of RKWard is available for
[download](Download_RKWard "wikilink"). This is the first release of
RKWard to be based on KF5 (version 5 of the KDE libraries), which means
RKWard can again profit from the ongoing development of an actively
supported platform. However, not all changes are behind the curtains.
The most prominent addition in this release is "split view"
functionality, which allows you to partition the main window for viewing
your scripts or data side-by-side. Beyond that a number of bugs were
fixed, and we polished our installers for Windows and Mac.
**Update**: Translations were missing from installations of 0.7.0. This
problem has been addressed in version 0.7.0b of RKWard.
As usual, please don't hesitate to [contact](Contact "wikilink") us with
your feedback, suggestions, and contributions\!
#### The changes in detail:
- New features and improvements
- Implement "split view" feature, allowing to partion the main
window, and to hvae several views of the same files / data
side-by-side
- Double click on object in Workspace browser tries to open
reference page, not object viewer, if the object is outside of
.GlobalEnv
- Limit the number of debug log-files to keep (at most three,
each, for frontend and backend)
- Remove Windows-only UI for setInternet2()-option (no longer
available in R, with setInternet2(TRUE) the default since R
3.2.2)
- Remove startup wrapper script (moving the still-needed
functionality into the main executable)
- Preview status messages can now be closed
- Show the message accompanying rk.show.files() or rk.edit.files()
inside the main window, instead of a separate dialog
- File browser gains "Rename" context menu action
- File selection fields in plugin dialogs remember the last used
directory (per session), and check for a valid selection
- Bug fixes
- Fix crash with R 3.5.x due to use to STRING_PTR
- Fixed: Creating trellis on-screen plots, while package lattice
is not on the search path would produce errors in plot history
mechanism
- Function argument hinting is less easily fooled by braces inside
quotes
- Better handling of text drag-and-drop inside the R console
window
- Fix NAs introduced by editing data containing characters that
cannot be encoded in the system locale
- Fixed: Preview boxes followed by a <stretch/> element would not
work under some circumstances
- Fixed: Setting an output CSS file via the GUI did not work
- Fixed: Bug report feature on Windows did nothing
- Avoid some potential encoding issues, that could cause graphical
select.list to fail for certain strings, under some
circumstances
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<h1>RKward</h1>
<p>RKWard is an easy to use and easily extensible IDE/GUI for R.</p>
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<td><p>Welcome to RKWard</p></td>
<td><figure>
<img src="RKWard_060_450.png" title="RKWard" alt="" /><figcaption>RKWard</figcaption>
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<td><p><strong>RKWard is an easy to use and easily extensible IDE/GUI for R.</strong> It aims to combine the power of the R-language with the ease of use of commercial statistics tools.</p>
<p>RKWard's features include:</p>
<ul>
<li>Spreadsheet-like data editor</li>
<li>Syntax highlighting, code folding and code completion</li>
<li>Data import (e.g. SPSS, Stata and CSV)</li>
<li>Plot preview and browsable history</li>
<li>R package management</li>
<li>Workspace browser</li>
<li>GUI dialogs for all kinds of statistics and plots</li>
</ul>
<p>Its features can be extended by plugins, and it's all free software.</p></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
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<td><p><font size="3">Get RKWard 0.7.0</font></p></td>
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<td><p>for<br />
<a href="Binaries_and_Build_Scripts" title="wikilink"><font size="4">GNU/Linux</font></a></p></td>
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<h1>RKWard</h1>
<p><strong>RKWard is an easy to use and easily extensible IDE/GUI for R.</strong> It aims to combine the power of the R-language with the ease of use of commercial statistics tools.</p>
<table>
<tbody>
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<td><h2 id="current_news">Current News</h2>
<h3 id="rkward_0.7.0___split_views_based_on_kf5">RKWard 0.7.0 - Split views, based on KF5</h3>
<p><em>16 April 2018</em></p>
<p>It took much longer than we had hoped for, but today, we proudly announce that version 0.7.0 of RKWard is available for <a href="Download_RKWard" title="wikilink">download</a>. This is the first release of RKWard to be based on KF5 (version 5 of the KDE libraries), which means RKWard can again profit from the ongoing development of an actively supported platform. However, not all changes are behind the curtains. The most prominent addition in this release is "split view" functionality, which allows you to partition the main window for viewing your scripts or data side-by-side. Beyond that a number of bugs were fixed, and we polished our installers for Windows and Mac.</p>
<p><strong>Update</strong>: Translations were missing from installations of 0.7.0. This problem has been addressed in version 0.7.0b of RKWard.</p>
<p><a href="News#RKWard_0.7.0_-_Split_views.2C_based_on_KF5News" title="wikilink">Read more...</a></p></td>
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<td><h3 id="you_can_help_1">You can help</h3>
<p>RKWard is developed by a community of volunteers, working on the project in their free time. You can help us in various ways:</p></td>
<td></td>
<td><ul>
<li><a href="Help:Wiki_Editing" title="wikilink">Editing this Wiki</a></li>
<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/donate/index.php?group_id=50231">Donating</a></li>
<li><a href="Developer_Information" title="wikilink">Getting involved in development</a></li>
</ul></td>
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</table></td>
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<td><h2 id="user_documentation">User Documentation</h2>
<p>At the time of this writing, the most complete overview of RKWard is given in an article in the Journal of Statistical Software (<a href="http://www.jstatsoft.org/v49/i09">Abstract</a>, <a href="http://www.jstatsoft.org/v49/i09/paper">PDF</a>).</p>
<p>Our <a href="Screenshots" title="wikilink">Screenshots</a> and <a href="RKWard_Overview" title="wikilink">Mission Statement</a> may also help to get a basic idea of RKWard, quickly. Further important resources for end users:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="General_FAQ" title="wikilink">General FAQ</a></li>
<li><a href="Download_RKWard" title="wikilink">Available downloads</a></li>
<li><a href="Building_RKWard_From_Source" title="wikilink">Building RKWard From Source</a></li>
<li><a href="User_Documentation" title="wikilink">Further user documentation</a></li>
</ul>
<h2 id="developer_information">Developer Information</h2>
<p>Information concerning development of RKWard. This includes information for translators, plugin authors, documentation writers, and other contributors.</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="Developer_Information" title="wikilink">Developer Information</a></li>
<li>Quick link for <a href="RKWard_Source_Repository" title="wikilink">RKWard_Source_Repository</a></li>
<li><a href="http://rkward.sourceforge.net/documents/devel/plugins/index.html">Writing plugins for RKWard</a></li>
</ul>
<h2 id="getting_in_contact">Getting in Contact</h2>
<h3 id="twitter">Twitter</h3>
<p>You can follow us on Twitter:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://twitter.com/RKWardNet"><a href="https://twitter.com/RKWardNet">https://twitter.com/RKWardNet</a></a></li>
</ul></td>
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<p>RKWard's features include:</p>
<ul>
<li>Spreadsheet-like data editor</li>
<li>Syntax highlighting, code folding and code completion</li>
<li>Data import (e.g. SPSS, Stata and CSV)</li>
<li>Plot preview and browsable history</li>
<li>R package management</li>
<li>Workspace browser</li>
<li>GUI dialogs for all kinds of statistics and plots</li>
</ul>
<p>Its features can be extended by plugins, and it's all free software.</p>
{% include blog.html %}
<h3 id="you_can_help_1">You can help</h3>
<p>RKWard is developed by a community of volunteers, working on the project in their free time. You can help us in various ways:</p>
<h2 id="user_documentation">User Documentation</h2>
<p>At the time of this writing, the most complete overview of RKWard is given in an article in the Journal of Statistical Software (<a href="http://www.jstatsoft.org/v49/i09">Abstract</a>, <a href="http://www.jstatsoft.org/v49/i09/paper">PDF</a>).</p>
<p>Our <a href="Screenshots" title="wikilink">Screenshots</a> and <a href="RKWard_Overview" title="wikilink">Mission Statement</a> may also help to get a basic idea of RKWard, quickly. Further important resources for end users:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="General_FAQ" title="wikilink">General FAQ</a></li>
<li><a href="Download_RKWard" title="wikilink">Available downloads</a></li>
<li><a href="Building_RKWard_From_Source" title="wikilink">Building RKWard From Source</a></li>
<li><a href="User_Documentation" title="wikilink">Further user documentation</a></li>
</ul>
<h2 id="developer_information">Developer Information</h2>
<p>Information concerning development of RKWard. This includes information for translators, plugin authors, documentation writers, and other contributors.</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="Developer_Information" title="wikilink">Developer Information</a></li>
<li>Quick link for <a href="RKWard_Source_Repository" title="wikilink">RKWard_Source_Repository</a></li>
<li><a href="http://rkward.sourceforge.net/documents/devel/plugins/index.html">Writing plugins for RKWard</a></li>
</ul>
<h2 id="getting_in_contact">Getting in Contact</h2>
<h3 id="twitter">Twitter</h3>
<p>You can follow us on Twitter:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://twitter.com/RKWardNet"><a href="https://twitter.com/RKWardNet">https://twitter.com/RKWardNet</a></a></li>
</ul>
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