Re: [R] kate editor for R

From: Ramon Diaz-Uriarte <>
Date: Fri 19 Jan 2007 - 10:18:26 GMT

On Friday 19 January 2007 03:30, Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
> Like kile for LaTeX, Linux/KDE's kate editor is an excellent editor for
> R, with easy code submission to a running R process. Syntax
> highlighting is good. I have not been able to figure out two things:
> - how to automatically reformat a line or region of text using good
> indentation rules (Emacs/ESS make this so easy by just hitting Tab while
> the cursor is in a line, or highlighting a region and hitting Esq q)
> - how to cause auto-indenting as you type braces. For me, kate puts a {
> in column one
> Thanks for any pointers.

Dear Frank,

May I ask why you are moving to Kate from Emacs? I tried Kate with R (and Python and LaTeX) and I really liked the folding (which seems a lot better than all the not-really-functional hacks for getting folding with R and Python code) and some of the function/class browsers.

However, I specially missed:

  1. the possibility of opening as many R processes as I want, and placing that buffer in wherever place and with whichever size I want.
  2. most of the rest of emacs, actually (hey, where did my shells go? and my org-mode buffer? and my ...; not to talk about the keybindings).

If you feel like it, I'd like to hear about your impressions.


> Frank

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