[R] [Rd] Problem with accessibility in R 4.2.0 and 4.2.1.

Uwe Ligges ||gge@ @end|ng |rom @t@t|@t|k@tu-dortmund@de
Sat Sep 24 07:45:04 CEST 2022

Note that the issues with the Rscript editor have been fixed in 
R-patched and R-devel.

Uwe Ligges

On 22.09.2022 23:08, Andrew Hart via R-help wrote:
> On 22/09/2022 16:42, Toby Hocking wrote:
>> Another option is to use https://emacspeak.sourceforge.net/ 
>> <https://emacspeak.sourceforge.net/> (version of emacs editor/ide 
>> which can speak letters/words/lines -- has a blind maintainer) with 
>> https://ess.r-project.org/ <https://ess.r-project.org/> (interface for 
>> editing and running R code from within emacs)
> Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. Of course, the optimal solution 
> would be to figure out what is going on in Rgui, but, as is always the 
> case, the blind user use case is a fairly niche one. I appreciate all 
> the suggestions for finding an immediate solution to my problem.
> I don't use any kind of IDE for working with R since I simply haven't 
> found one that is accessible or that i understand how to use. There is a 
> plug-in for the Eclipse IDE I installed a few years ago, but I didn't 
> understand the first thing about how it was to be used. So I've just 
> always worked with an editor open in one Window and R in another,
> working interactively in R or bouncing over to the editor for more 
> complex things and sourcing code into R as necessary. However, I only 
> use the R console in Rgui. I went and had a look at Rterm, which I have 
> never used on Windows; I've only ever used it when ssh-ing into Linux 
> systems to use R. However, I've just found out that Rterm does a number 
> of fairly important things that probably mean I can just use it instead 
> of Rgui:
> 1. You can paste from the clipboard into the Rterm prompt;
> 2. It has a command history;
> 3. If you plot something, it opens a Window to draw the plot (I never 
> realised it could do this and had always assumed Rgui was needed for 
> this); and
> 4. It opens the HTML help if you ask for help on windows. I only ever 
> saw it display text help on Linux, but I was logged in remotely. 
> Text-based help is fine when ssh-ing into a machine, but HTML help is 
> much nicer to read and navigate.
> I think I'll just switch over to Rterm for a while, but I can also check 
> out ess, which I wasn't aware of.
> Thanks a lot,
> Andrew.
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