[R] Scripting capabilities for R

Bill Simpson wsi at gcal.ac.uk
Wed May 30 16:10:40 CEST 2001

On Wed, 30 May 2001, John Fox wrote:

> Dear Prof. Ripley:
> At 07:58 AM 30/05/2001 +0100, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:
> >Not really sure what you mean here.  R is itself a scripting language,
> >so in the most common use of `scripting' we have it.  Do you mean
> >the S-PLUS for Windows `script windows'?   If so which aspects?
> >We already have the ability to display code and to submit from it,
> >which is what was most asked for.  (Use Display file from the File menu,
> >highlight code, use Ctrl-V or the menus.)
> I'm sure that the reference is to the script window. I've been using Uwe 
> Ligges's WinEdt extensions, which work very well, but it would be nice if 
> students didn't have to buy or install additional software to get some of 
> this functionality. In particular, the ability to perform basic editing 
> functions in the file-display window would be convenient.

I am probably missing the boat, but how does this differ from having two
windows going, one for R and one for your favourite editor? Edit your code
in the editor window, then click in R window, source code in (using up
cursor, because you will be doing this repetitively in code development
cycle), run it, click in editor window to make changes, etc...
A nice easy one that students like (on unix) is Nedit. My students have no
problems with this set-up.

I don't see why R needs its own editor.

Bill Simpson

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