[R] text editor for R - summary on R-WinEdt
ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Thu Jul 8 08:56:18 CEST 2004
let me try to summarize this thread's R-WinEdt related messages and give
a few comments:
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?
Yes, as already answered by some others ...
There are plans to be able to have an R mode in the usual WinEdt
setting, so R's highlighting will adapt to the current document
settings, but I don't know when there will be time to implement that in
a clean manner.
David Scott wrote [in response to 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.
Thanks for this detailed and accurate description.
Liaw, Andy wrote:
> Uwe would be the authority on this 8-), but my impression is that if
> you keep two separate shortcuts, you should be fine. The one for
> R-WinEdt has flags that sets it up for R, which should not be used
> in the one for MikTeX.
Kevin Wang wrote:
> I think Andy is correct. A few years ago (back in the dark ages --
> before I discovered Emacs/ESS), I had two short cuts, one calls
> R-WinEdt (i.e. with flags...etc) and the other with just a normal
> WinEdt icon.
> However, I *think* now you can interact R-WinEdt within R directly
> (I tried the new version about 2 ~ 3 months ago just for fun, and
> that seemed to be the case, but I can't quite remember *_*).
You can fire up R-WinEdt from R, but I would not call it "interact
within R directly".
Peter Flom wrote:
> I use WinEdt for both. I simply installed it twice, and set up one
> version for R and one for LaTeX, I have seperate icons on the desktop,
> with different names, and it works fine.
It is not necessary to have two installations.
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