Jonathan Baron baron at cattell.psych.upenn.edu
Mon May 27 17:32:11 CEST 2002

On 05/27/02 16:48, Gorazd Brumen wrote:
>I am new on the list and in R language. I only have one question -
>could it be achieved that pressing a TAB key autocompletes
>the possible directions to the R language. This is a Unix
>feature and it would greatly boost the performance.
>I have R-1.3.1 installed on Linux.

This is a feature of Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS), which has a
link in the main R web page:

This is a very nice way to run R on Linux.  You start Emacs or
Xemacs and then say alt-X R to start R within (X)Emacs - or you
can just say (x)emacs -f R.  Then you open a new window with
Emacs or gnuclient (which is the way to do it if you use Xemacs))
and load your R commands, if you have them in a file.  Then you
can cut and paste between the two buffers.  In R itself you get
command completion with tab.  There are other ways to use ESS,
but this is just the way I do it, which you might want to try.

And of course you should be using the most recent version of R!
There are RPMs, so installation is easy.

Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
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