[R] Re: [R-gui] Editor in R
arcane at arcanemethods.com
Wed Apr 7 22:33:17 CEST 2004
Søren Højsgaard wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have used R (Windows) for teaching statistics to agronomists and biologists - and they love R!! Yet there is one immediate short coming of R: The lack of an integrated editor. A plain editor (e.g. similar to notepad in windows) in which people can write their code, highlight the piece of code they wish to "submit" and then press a single key to have it pasted into R.
> For the audience I have in mind, using emacs is way too complicated. WinEdt with the R-extension is probably also too difficult for them (though I have not tried), and at it certainly would move the focus away from statistics to get these technical things "up-and-running".
> If I knew how to make such a simple editor within R (as an add-on package) then I would do it - but this goes way beyond my capabilities. I would therefore like to encourage anyone in the GUI group with such technical skills to make such an editor. It would be appreciated by many R-beginners...
I'm on a PC and have VIM, a VI clone that I love. Is it
possible and relatively easy to replace the Emacs editor
with one like that which you already have?
"Things should be described as simply as possible, but no
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