[R] setting editor environment variable EDITOR either when configuring R for installation or in .Rprofile

From: Mark Kimpel <mwkimpel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:54:47 -0400


I'm running R on Linux and use emacs as my editor. When doing "edit(vignette(foo.vignette))" I would like to invoke emacs rather than the default vi. I am able to manually set this by editing $R_HOME/etc/Renviron but would like to avoid doing this with each install. I assume this can be accomplished with a flag to .configure or in .Rprofile but I can't find the syntax in R-admin. Editor is not listed as an environment variable in appendix B of that manual.

So, help is appreciated as I've probably missed something. Mark

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