Re: [R] Syntax coloring in R console

From: January Weiner <january.weiner_at_mpiib-berlin.mpg.de>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:48:23 +0200

> Recently RStudio was introduced [1] and, although beta, it received
> quasi-unanimous acclaim from the community, so you risk finding it
> useful too.

Dear Liviu,

RStudio might be a fine program, but it does not feature syntax highlighting, which is the only thing I am missing from R Console (it only colors the commands typed). Moreover, the very idea of squeezing all R windows into one "window-desktop" would be counterproductive in my particular case.

Thank you anyways!

j.

> [1] http://alternativeto.net/software/rstudio/about
>
> Regards
> Liviu
>
>
>> I tried JGR, the GUI for R, but I have found the following problems
>> with this package:
>>
>> - I was not able to change the background color from a repulsive grey,
>> - apparently, GNU readline is not implemented in that package, that
>> is, there is no functionality similar to ctrl-r (which searches
>> through the history for matching commands), something I use
>> frequently, and
>> - tab expansion is of limited use (e.g. doesn't browse files in the
>> current directory when expanding quoted arguments e.g. in
>> "read.table").
>>
>> 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,
>>
>> January
>>
>>
>>
>>> sessionInfo()
>> R version 2.12.2 (2011-02-25)
>> Platform: i486-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)
>>
>> locale:
>>  [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
>> [11] LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.utf8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
>>
>> attached base packages:
>> [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base
>>
>>
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