[R] Syntax coloring in R console

From: January Weiner <january.weiner_at_mpiib-berlin.mpg.de>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 12:32:19 +0200

Dear all,

I am a happy user of R console, but I would like to see syntax coloring. I use R 2.12 in Ubuntu Linux.

I have found the packages "xterm256" and "highlight", but I was not able to figure out how to use it to highlight the syntax in console output.

Also, I tried several GUI interfaces, but I was not able to find something that suits me better than the default R console. R cmdr is definitely not for me, as I don't want to fundamentally change the way I am managing my data in R. Rkwrd seems to be nice (from screenshots), but its installation requires all the base KDE libraries, which I don't want to install.

I tried JGR, the GUI for R, but I have found the following problems with this package:

All in all, I'd be happy to continue using the plain R console, but syntax highlighting would be nice. Any advice would be extremely welcome.

Kind regards,


> sessionInfo()

R version 2.12.2 (2011-02-25)
Platform: i486-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)


 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8       LC_NUMERIC=C
LC_TIME=en_US.utf8        LC_COLLATE=en_US.utf8     LC_MONETARY=C
 [6] LC_MESSAGES=en_US.utf8    LC_PAPER=en_US.utf8       LC_NAME=C
            LC_ADDRESS=C              LC_TELEPHONE=C

attached base packages:
[1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base


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