Re: [R] R appearance under linux

From: Jabba <jabbadhutt_at_libero.it>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 03:48:32 +0100

Tyler Smith ha scritto:
> On 2007-12-21, phguardiol@aol.com <phguardiol@aol.com> wrote:

>>  Dear R users,
>>
>> I have just moved to R2.6.1 under Opensuse linux 10.3. I used to
>> work with R under XPpro. Is it "normal" to have a visual aspect of R
>> under linux different ? 

>
> Yes, that's normal. Under windows, you get a GUI interface with menus
> and separate windows etc. by default. In Linux you get to choose for
> yourself how you interact with R. One of the better options is Emacs
> with ESS. Details can be found at http://ESS.R-project.org/ including
> rpms for suse. Other options are presented here:
> http://www.sciviews.org/_rgui/
>
> There will be a bit of a learning curve here, but eventually you'll
> find you can do everything that you could do with the Windows GUI, and
> at least with Emacs and ESS, a whole lot more.
>
> Tyler

I agree. In the meantime you learn emacs ;-), cosider using this functions:

getwd()
setwd()
save.image()
install.packages()

and you can install Rmdr and run

library(Rcmdr)

Anyway, I prefer GNU Emacs + ESS, but it can take a bit more time to learn.

Jabba.



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