Re: [R] editor under MAC system

From: Armin Goralczyk <agoralczyk_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 14:14:28 +0100

On Dec 11, 2007 3:03 PM, Vincent Goulet <vincent.goulet_at_act.ulaval.ca> wrote:
> Le mar. 11 déc. à 07:03, Neil Shephard a écrit :
>
> > YIHSU CHEN-3 wrote:
> >>
> >> Dear R-user;
> >> I recently switched from PC to MAC. Is there a compatible editor as
> >> Win-editor with package RWinEdit for MAC?
> >>
> >>
> >
> > I'd recommend using Emacs with ESS (see http://ess.r-project.org/).
> > The
> > advantage of this (beyond the seamless integration) is that its pretty
> > platform neutral, and what you learn on your new Mac system will be
> > portable
> > (i.e. the same method of writing/interacting with your R script/
> > session
> > whether your on Mac/M$-windows/*NIX variant).
>
> I concur. Emacs is one of very few cross-platform editors with a
> special mode for R/S-Plus. If you want to give Emacs a try, I
> recommend Aquamacs (http://aquamacs.org) on OS X. It ships with the
> latest ESS and is better integrated to the OS than a regular Emacs.
>
> In the future, post Mac related question to r-sig-mac, though.
>
> HTH Vincent
>

I agree that emacs seems to the best editor (especially if one knows it already).
But there is one _big_ drawback: you cannot plot (interactively) to a quartz device which looks much nicer than the usual X11 (or any other) device.

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