{svGUI} provides a general mechanism to implement GUIs in R, including own storage environment, and information on the GUI status. For instance, one would know if a dialog box is displayed, is modal, or what was the result of the last dialog box used. Moreover, a mechanisms to use fallback in case the desired GUI is not available (for instance, by using a textuyal version of the dialog box) is also implemented. To look at an example of use, see the {svDialogs} R package.


You can install the released version of {svGUI} 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 {svGUI} package from GitHub (source from master branch will be recompiled on your machine):


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

Latest devel version of {svGUI} (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 {svGUI} package available in your R session:

Get help about this package:

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

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

Code of Conduct

Please note that the svGUI 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 2016-03-17 (SVN version 569). Please, do not use R-Forge anymore for SciViews development, use this GitHub repository instead.