Matlab provides tools to build simple GUI applications, i.e., plot with a slider or edit box to change a parameter and observe results. What would be the equivalent package for julia, not requiring installing electron or learning toolkits like GTK?
Probably https://github.com/JuliaGizmos/Interact.jl ?
Isn’t that Electron-based?
Yes, although I’d say it’s browser based and Electron is one option
I guess you’re best bet is Makie & MakieLayout atm:
Makie doesn’t work without GPU
Depends on what you mean by GPU?
It works with super old onboard GPUs…The only difficulty is a headless server, but I just recently found out that the software mode on newest Mesa works pretty well: https://nextjournal.com/sdanisch/GLMakie-nogpu/
If you really can’t use anything OpenGL based, don’t want to use Gtk and no browser tech, I’m afraid the number of frameworks you can use will come close to 0 in most languages.
Again Electron or browser, doesn’t seem to work standalone
Well, you need something to display things, there is no way around that. You can install https://github.com/queryverse/ElectronDisplay.jl and then VegaLite.jl will use that to display things, and you should not need to configure or install anything manually.