[R] R editor for Mac
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 20:59:08 CET 2016
On 20/01/2016 2:22 PM, Franklin Bretschneider wrote:
> Dear Christofer Bogaso,
> > Could you please suggest a good R editor for Mac OS X (10.7.5)
> Indeed, as Roy Mendelssohn wrote, the editor built into "R.app", the GUI program which is part of the standard R for OS X, has a beautiful editor, complete with syntax colouring and bracket balancing. And one can run only one or a few lines from a script at wish.
> I couldn't wish myself more.
R.app looks nicer than RStudio (no tiling), but it is missing a lot of
- the debugger
- the integration with other tools provided by RStudio, like Shiny,
RMarkdown, htmlwidgets, package building tools, etc.
- the integration with source code management.
- session management (i.e. it's easier to shut down and restart R,
which you frequently need to do when developing and testing packages)
- syntax checking hints in the editor (not just for R, for some other
I think Emacs + ESS matches (exceeds if you count non-R stuff) RStudio
in functionality, but it is much harder to learn.
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