Re: [R] kate editor for R

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Fri 19 Jan 2007 - 14:39:04 GMT

Ramon, Frank,

Great discussion. Nothing like an editor feud over morning coffee. Just kidding.

On 19 January 2007 at 11:18, Ramon Diaz-Uriarte wrote:
| However, I specially missed:
| a) the possibility of opening as many R processes as I want, and placing that
| buffer in wherever place and with whichever size I want.
| b) 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).

[ Thanks for the org-mode suggestion. That looks very useful. How do I get it to sync to my Palm, though? ;-) ]

On 19 January 2007 at 07:12, Frank E Harrell Jr wrote: [...]
| and I am used to its keybindings. But I prefer kate for printing and
| for managing multiple files in a project. kate has a nice sidebar for
| navigating the files, and indicates which files have been changed since

As I am doing more C++ work, I glanced at oo-browser, sidebar, ecb (all in Debian/Ubuntu). Would a real Emacs hacker be able to these to R code too?

| they were saved. kate also schematically depicts nested code with side
| symbols connected by vertical lines for {}. Scrolling of the R output
| window is a little more logical in kate than in ESS. I find myself
| having to type Esc-shift-> often in ESS/Emacs to get to the bottom of
| the R output but kate puts the cursor at the bottom. Also I get a
| little frustrated with package management in Xemacs (I know however that
| it's nice to be able to load thousands of packages) related to file
| permissions, ftp commands, anonymous logins, etc. And from a purely
| "looks" standpoint kate is superior.

I switched back to GNU Emacs, using the emacs-snapshot-gtk package in Debian and Ubuntu. Prettier, and still emacs :) I get by without locally install elisp code in /usr/local -- everything I needed was apt-get'able.


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