GUI tookit for science and education
renting at astron.nl
Wed Aug 17 17:19:16 CEST 2005
Well, I don't think you want to write everything in HTML, but you can
certainly have a program in Python/perl/PHP/ASP/java that outputs your
user interface in HTML on one side, and maybe talks to Matlab or Root on
the otherside to do the actual science/generate the images.
I wouldn't advice Excel+VBA, unless it's the only thing you have.
>>>"Thomas Bartkus" <thomasbartkus at comcast.net> 08/17/05 4:50 pm >>>
"Paul Rubin" <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote in message
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>Mateusz £oskot <see.my at signature.net> writes:
>>Thank you for any piece of advice in advance.
>Ask yourself why you want a GUI toolkit. Maybe you can write a web
>application instead, and use a browser as the GUI. That's a lot
>easier to write (just use html), and makes it trivial to run the
>application and the browser on separate machines.
I just couldn't help zeroing on that comment.
>a lot easier to write (just use html),
I would have used adjectives like "clunky" and "limited" when talking
using an html in a browser app. Particularly if we are talking about
powered math/graphs as we often are in the science apps indicated in the
I would take MS Excel/VBA as the premier fat client prototyping tool/GUI
toolkit for science & education. How would one go about replicating any
that in an HTML/browser app? How do we get to "easier to write"?
>Ask yourself why you want a GUI toolkit.
I just did. The answer is that I don't *think* you can do much of that
Then again - I was wrong once :-)
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