[R] OT(slightly) - Tracking extended projects

Heinz Tuechler tuechler at gmx.at
Tue Jul 24 11:17:54 CEST 2007

At 22:36 23.07.2007 +0000, D L McArthur wrote:
>James MacDonald <jmacdon <at> med.umich.edu> writes:
>> Hi all,
>> Most of the analyses I do are short little once-and-done type things
that are 
>easily encapsulated in a .Rnw
>> file. However, I sometimes end up with projects that take an extended
>of time. Usually these
>> projects are not easily encapsulated in an .Rnw file, so I have been
using a 
>single .R file with lots of comments.
>> The problem with this approach is keeping track of what you have done and 
>what the results were. Once the .R
>> file gets to be a certain size, the comments aren't as useful, and I
find it 
>easy to get lost. I have to assume
>> that others have encountered this problem and hopefully have come up with 
>something more elegant.
>> Any suggestions?
>> Best,
>> Jim
>One possible choice is the intuitively structured approach of "Projects" in 
>Tinn-R (see http://www.sciviews.org/Tinn-R/).
> -- D L McArthur  <dmca <at> ucla.edu>

Or, in case you use emacs and ESS you could find some hints at the ESS help
list (ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch). Look for "[ESS] hide function bodies"
and "[ESS] outline-minor-mode".


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