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

From: losemind <comtech.usa_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 06:12:29 -0700 (PDT)

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> 
> 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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HI I am using Windows RGUI... where do I find that patch?

Thanks

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