Re: [R] Syntax coloring in R console

From: Alexander Engelhardt <alex_at_chaotic-neutral.de>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 17:17:22 +0200

Am 01.04.2011 17:02, schrieb Joshua Wiley:
> Dear January,
>
> Have you looked at Emacs + ESS? http://ess.r-project.org/
>
> It highlights in the text editor and the actual R process besides
> coming with a rich set of features and a mailing list filled with
> helpful Emacs& R users. I've tried several different interfaces and
> ended up being happiest by far with Emacs + ESS. I also seem to
> recall Kate or Kedit at least highlighted .R files, but I am not in a
> position to check right now.

Another vote for Emacs + ESS here.
I think sooner or later you'll need some kind of editor (with built-in syntax highlighing) to save your code. The "naked" R console won't do it forever :)

Although I didn't like Emacs at first because of its steep learning curve, after a while you'll love the keyboard shortcuts for everything.

Also, this add-on is very useful. It makes Shift-Enter send your lines to R (and a bit more):
http://www.kieranhealy.org/blog/archives/2009/10/12/make-shift-enter-do-a-lot-in-ess/



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