These are chat archives for CWSL/cwsl-mas

29th
May 2015
Damien Irving
@DamienIrving
May 29 2015 00:28
I've just been chatting with an R guru over on https://gitter.im/resbaz/resbaz. It seems that it is possible to parse the command line in R scripts using external packages based on libraries such as Python's argparse (see here), but it's not something that most R users ever do (they usually call their scripts from within R). So interacting with the CWSLab workflow tool would be possible, it would require just a bit of a shift in their typical workflow
(To be fair, most Python users probably use things like the IPython notebook these days rather than command line-native scripts, so it would be a similar change in workflow/thinking)
Tim Bedin
@captainceramic
May 29 2015 01:52
A good start for R users could be to encourage them to share their code through the ctools repo. I discussed this a fair bit with Jaci and Claire a year or so ago - we talked about the workflow of having the two sides of the lab (the interactive GUI desktop and the VisTrails plugin) complement each other, with people using VisTrails for batch-type workflows that were impractical or impossible to do through interactive interpreters.
Tim Bedin
@captainceramic
May 29 2015 04:49
@DamienIrving - are you available to have a quick chat on the phone on Monday? I would like to discuss merging in dev into master and doing a tag (perhaps 0.9.0 or something like that). There are also a few issues that I think are ready to close, but I'd like to run them past you first.
Damien Irving
@DamienIrving
May 29 2015 04:50
@captainceramic Yep. My calendar is completely free on Monday, so you can name your time.
Tim Bedin
@captainceramic
May 29 2015 04:51
Awesome. 10:30? I'll send you a request (talk about overkill)
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