[R] using the pfe editor with R 1.1.3 under windows 2000

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Sat Sep 29 11:17:56 CEST 2001

partha_bagchi at hgsi.com wrote:
> I don't know. I do not have access to Win98.

Kjetil Halvorsen wrote:
>> This works for me to (windows 98), with one exception. I have set PFE as
>> the default pager, and that works if PFE is already running. But PFE as
>> default editor
>> have problems. If I use fix() when PFE is already running, I have to
>> kill the R process.
>> Why the difference?

If running as 'pager', only a file is shown in the editor.
If running as 'editor', R waits until the editor has finished, because R
cannot know, when you have finished the 'fix'ing of an object.

I don't know PFE, but with e.g. WinEdt it is possible to start a new
instance of the editor with another caption-name using some command line
arguments, so the instances of the editor can be distinguished by
Windows (and R).
Maybe this is also possible for PFE (?).

BTW: Often it is nice to edit an ASCII file, say foo.R, and source() it
into R instead of using fix(), since the R process is not "interrupted"
and you have saved the function in a file you can make use of much

Uwe Ligges
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