[R] X-emacs and R for Windows

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Tue Jul 1 17:18:34 CEST 2003

Philippe Glaziou <glaziou at pasteur-kh.org> writes:

> Chriss, Neil <Neil.Chriss at sac.com> wrote:
>> Is there any way to make XEmacs (or any other editor) the default editor for
>> R so that when I type 
>> > sample <- function(x,y) {
>> + z<-x+y
>> + }
>> + edit(sample)
>> the XEmacs (or other editor) is the editor for this function (the default
>> seems to be MS Notepad, blech).
> See ?options
>> options()$editor
> [1] "/usr/bin/vim"
>> options(editor="emacs")
>> options()$editor
> [1] "emacs"

You might want to consider the emacs client variants (winclient, I
think, on XEmacs, not sure what it is on Emacs, gnuclient or
emacsclient); they require Emacs to be already running, and simply
provide an attached frame to work in.

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