Re: [R] R GUI for Linux?

From: A.J. Rossini <>
Date: Tue 31 May 2005 - 21:20:38 EST

If you really want something closer to an IDE, add ECB to that mix (Emacs Code Browser). ESS does some minimal connections to it, for code browsing between functions, data.frame creations, and S4 class constructions.

On 5/31/05, Jari Oksanen <> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 10:43 +0100, Ernesto Jardim wrote:
> > ESS looks very good but why should I load more than 30MB on the memory
> > to work on a text file ? and why do I need to lear all the tricks and
> > features of emacs just to edit a text file ?
> >
> With emacs tricks you perhaps refer to four-finger key combinations that
> even gave name to emacs: it's supposed to be an acronym for Esc-Meta-
> Alt-Ctrl-Shift (say the enemies). However, you don't need those tricks.
> The only ones you need are Alt-x R to start R in ESS, and Esc-p to go
> back in command history -- these at least are the only ones I use,
> although I know people who really like acrobatic key combinations (I
> don't). All the rest is in the menus -- even in ordinary GNU Emacs (and
> also in its MacOS X and Windows ports). Installing ESS may be more
> trouble with GNU Emacs, but if you use Debian based distributions (like
> Ubuntu), you can directly install a deb package for ess (I once found an
> rpm for ESS as well, but that's not official nor standard). I avoid
> XEmacs, but people say things are even easier there.
> I'd suggest you try Emacs + ESS + R. It is really good and likable.
> Emacs is much more user friendly than it used to be some decade ago.
> cheers, jari oksanen
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