[R] Interacting with R

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Apr 20 17:05:46 CEST 2001

> "Martin Henry H. Stevens" wrote:
> Dear R folks,
> (Running Windows 98, Pentium II, 128 Mb RAM)
> I have been using Splus 2000 for about 1.5 years, and have recently
> begun using R. I love the Open Source philosophy! I may be switching
> to to Linux soon.
> My question:
> How do people most often interact with R?
> In Splus 2000, I used "Script" windows to write functions. "Script"
> windows were great because:
>   1. they are simple to start and save,
>   2. I could highlight segments of code and run segments,
>   3. They have the nifty feature of highlighting each opening
>      parenthesis as you type the corresponding closing parenthesis,
>   4. They were in Splus itself.
> Where would I look for a description of how folks interact with R to
> perform comparable tasks? Is there an introduction or appendix
> somewhere that walks a user through daily use that is a little beyond
> the simple command line stuff in V&R 3rd edition or "R for beginners"
> (E. Paradis 2000)? I thought I checked the standard documentation, but
> may have missed the relevent part.
> I have been writing functions and scripts in Word, saving as text
> (with the .txt suffix I cannot get rid of) and then using "source()"
> to implement functions. This is okay, but seems a little clumsy.

There is ESS for the Emacs, which is very nice for interacting with R.
If you have WinEdt available, you might also want to have a look at
R-WinEdt (only on windows).

Both abvailable at http://CRAN.R-Project.org/other-software.html

Uwe Ligges
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