With {svDialogs}, you can rapidly construct standard dialog boxes for your GUI, including message boxes, input boxes, list, file or directory selection, … In case R cannot display GUI dialog boxes, a simpler command line version of these interactive elements is provided as fallback solution (e.g., in a terminal session).


You can install the released version of {svDialogs} from CRAN with:


You can also install the latest development version. Make sure you have the {remotes} R package installed:


Use install_github() to install the {svDialogs} package from GitHub (source from master branch will be recompiled on your machine):


Latest stable version

The latest stable version of {svDialogs} can simply be installed from CRAN:

install.packages(c("svGUI", svDialogs"))

R should install all required dependencies automatically, and then it should compile and install {svDialogs}.

Latest devel version of {svDialogs} (source + Windows binaries for the latest stable version of R at the time of compilation) is also available from appveyor.


You can get further help about this package this way: Make the {svDialogs} package available in your R session:

Get help about this package:

library(help = "svDialogs")
vignette("svDialogs") # None is installed with install_github()

For further instructions, please, refer to the help pages at https://www.sciviews.org/svDialogs/.

Code of Conduct

Please note that the svDialogs project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.

Note to developers

This package used to be developed on R-Forge in the past. However, the latest R-Forge version was moved to this GitHub repository on 2018-04-02 (SVN version 569). Please, do not use R-Forge anymore for SciViews development, use this GitHub repository instead.