Re: [R] best text editor for Linux?

From: Stefan Grosse <>
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 13:10:56 +0100

On Saturday 02 February 2008 04:06:38 am Wade Wall wrote:

WW> I know this question has been asked in the past, but I am wondering if
WW> anyone running R on Linux has any guidance as to a text editor that works
WW> well with R.  

Beside the aforementioned emacs+ESS there exists another good editor. You could use rkward which I would recommend over emacs if you are new to Linux:

Fedora and Ubuntu both have rkward packaged in their repositories.

rkward look and feel is much closer to tinn-r (+ windows) world.

rkward has (in my opinion):
- a better highlightning,

(to avoid flaming: I know most of this is possible with emacs but maybe we agree that it is for a beginner not that easy to learn/configure)

I was quite impressed of the advances rkward made during the last time so I switched 2 weeks ago from emacs to rkward...

Stefan mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Sat 02 Feb 2008 - 12:14:50 GMT

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