[R] Recommendation for website to format R code

Brian Diggs diggsb at ohsu.edu
Thu Jan 24 20:42:28 CET 2013

On 1/23/2013 6:40 PM, C W wrote:
> Hey Mark,
> I am aware of this package.  The situation is,
> 1. I am emailing my code from my machine to a public machine.  Installation
> is a hassle.
> 2. Copy pasting for a website.

For your second use case, there is the Pretty R syntax highlighter at

It doesn't reformat code (you would need to use the functions in formatR 
to do that first), but it does make HTML version of code for display on 
a website.

> I know there are websites for formatting Java and C code.  So, I am looking
> for a website in particular, and I have seen it before but don't remember
> the site.
> Mike
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 9:34 PM, Mark Lamias <mlamias at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Are you only interested in formatting code from copy and pasting to/from
>> email?  If you are interested in formatting your code in Latex/PDF/HTML
>> take a look at the knitr package:
>> http://yihui.name/knitr/
>> Also, you could check out the formatR package:
>> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/formatR/formatR.pdf
>> --Mark Lamias
>>    ------------------------------
>> *From:* C W <tmrsg11 at gmail.com>
>> *To:* r-help <r-help at r-project.org>
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:27 PM
>> *Subject:* [R] Recommendation for website to format R code
>> Hi list,
>> Could anyone recommend some good website for formatting R code?  For
>> example, when you copy paste R code to gmail and back to R, it loses its
>> format, the dash symbol causes errors.
>> I've had someone used it to format my code here on the list, but can't find
>> it anymore.
>> Mike
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Brian S. Diggs, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Department of Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University

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