Re: [R] emacs and R

From: Louise Hoffman <louise.hoffman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 21:45:47 +0100

> At the suggestion of many people, I have installed emacs on my linux (Fedora 8.0) computer with the intention of using emacs as window interface to R (2.6.0). I have gone though the emacs tutorial and don't see any information about how I should use emacs to run R. Can anyone suggest a document that I might read? In the past I have used R on a Windows XP system and used the built-in windowing interface.

Download Emacs Speak Statistics which is a LISP package for emacs. http://ess.r-project.org/

When installed you can e.g.

M-x R Start an R process in Emacs
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C-c C-c       Sends a Control-C signal to the ESS process.
              This has the effect of aborting the current command.

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C-c M-b Send the contents of the edit buffer to the ESS process and returns you to the ESS process buffer as well.
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C-c M-r Send the text between point and mark to the ESS process and returns to the ESS process buffer afterwards.
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C-c M-j Send the line containing point to the ESS process, and return to the ESS process buffer.
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C-c C-n Sends the current line to the ESS process, echoing it in the process buffer, and moves point to the
next line.
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C-M-q Indents each line in the expression.
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M-;           Indents an existing comment line appropriately, or inserts
              an appropriate comment marker.

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