Re: [R] R command history -- can it be like Matlab's?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 20:45:24 +0100 (BST)

A patch to do this was posted on 2007-09-29 by Glenn Davis. Some people not addicted to Matlab find the behaviour very inconvenient and prefer the getline/readline behaviour (triggered by ^R/^S) of Rterm and R on Unixen.

On Tue, 29 Jul 2008, losemind wrote:

>
> Hi all,
>
> In R GUI window, if you use "up" and "down" key, you will be able to recall
> the previous and next command that has been used and stored in the command
> history cache.
>
> But there is one inconvenience:

Or an inconvenience of Matlab not shared by R, depending on your preferences.

> In Matlab, you can type the first a few characters of the command that you
> previously used,
>
> and then press “up" key, you will be able to get to that previous command
> very fast,
>
> no matter how long ago it has been used...
>
> In R GUI, there is no such functionality.
>
> Any thoughts on making R work my productivity?
>
> ----------------------
>
> Also where do I find good debugger for R?
>
> Thanks!
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