[R] text editor for R

David Scott d.scott at auckland.ac.nz
Thu Jul 8 02:21:09 CEST 2004

On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, Murray Jorgensen wrote:

> I tried R-WinEdt a few years ago, but as I remember it interfered with 
> my usual use of WinEdt which is as a front end to MiKTeX. Is there a way 
> to use WinEdt both ways?
> Murray Jorgensen
This problem annoyed me for a while too. My solution (which is not perhaps 
ideal) is this. You want two different incarnations of WinEdt, one for 
TeX, the other for R. On the desktop I have a shortcut to WinEdt which is 
the one for TeX stuff. I open the other one with R syntax highlighting etc 
by starting R and using library(RWinEdt). To do this you have to install 
the RWinEdt package and SWinRegistry. This is all well explained in the 
ReadMe.txt for RWinEdt.

I think with the right additions to the Target field in a shortcut to 
WinEdt you can call up the incarnation of WinEdt that is suitable for R. I 
haven't done that. You would then have two shortcuts to WinEdt, one for 
your TeX stuff, one for R.

Uwe Ligges is the guru for this though.

David Scott

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