Re: [R] kate editor for R

From: Frank E Harrell Jr <>
Date: Fri 19 Jan 2007 - 18:06:59 GMT

Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> 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.
> Dirk

Thanks for the pointer to emacs-snapshot-gtk Dirk. I installed it in debian but it looked virtually identical to the emacs21 I've been using.

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