[R] Script file editors for Windows - submit highlighted text?

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Jul 4 16:21:09 CEST 2002

"Steve Roberts" <steve.roberts at man.ac.uk> writes:

> Greetings,
> I use S+, Stata, SAS and R depending on the weather...  The 
> script file editors in S+, SAS and Stata all allow me to submit a 
> portion of a developing script file to the running process. In R I have 
> to use an external editor and either source the entire file or do lots 
> of copy-and-pasting. Are there any editors out there which interface 
> to R more closely and let me submit a section of code in one key 
> (or mouse) stroke? Language-aware features would be nice as well! 
> I know about EMACS/ESS but have never been able to get on with 
> EMACS - when in Windoze I like my pointy-clicky interface!

Try a recent version of Emacs/ESS and use its pointy-clicky

There are syntax highlighters for other editors, but I doubt any can
work as closely with the R process as ESS can. 

Even if C-c C-r for "ess-eval-region" is too hard to remember, there's a
menu entry for it in recent versions.

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