[Rd] Processing files with AlphaX and R 2.0.1

From: Craig Barton Upright <cupright_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Wed 02 Mar 2005 - 20:50:57 GMT

I am a volunteer developer for the text editor AlphaX


and the author/maintainer of its "S+/R" mode. We recently received this note from a user:


I am trying to process files written and edited in AlphaXb16 through R v2.0.1. This has worked previously under the last version of AlphaX and R 1.9.1.

Now when I select 'Process File' under the S+/R menu, the program switches to R and the file is pasted into a new edit window in R, rather than the contents being processed by R, which is what happened with earlier versions.

I am not able to figure out how to get the previous, desirable behavior back. Any suggestions on how to proceed?


AlphaX's "Process File" command uses a very generic AppleEvent to send and "open" the file in R, using the "TclAE" API created by Jon Guyer.


This API does allow for more sophisticated AppleEvents to be constructed and passed on. I've searched the Release Notes announcements available for R 2.0.0 and R 2.0.1

<https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-announce/2004/000792.html> <https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-announce/2004/000795.html>

but I don't see any mention of how inter-application protocols might have changed in version 2.x of R. If there is a better place for me to look, please send along that url. Or (even better) if there is some documentation for AE interactions, I'll take a look at that as well.


Craig Barton Upright

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