[BioC] [Spam:8.0] Re: R command history on unix version
jjin at email.unc.edu
Wed Jun 14 21:05:18 CEST 2006
Thanks James! There are something that I am not sure yet and please take a
look at below.
--On Wednesday, June 14, 2006 10:54 AM -0400 "James W. MacDonald"
<jmacdon at med.umich.edu> wrote:
> Hi Jianping,
> Jianping Jin wrote:
>> Dear list:
>> On the Windows version one can bring back R command history at the
>> prompt by using a up-ward arrow key. Unfortunately I can not do the
>> same thing on a Sun unix machine. I am wondering if one can set up the
>> history function or command editing function, what ever you call that,
>> with the unix version of R?
> It depends on how you run R. If you are running at a terminal prompt,
I get access to R of unix version (on a Sunny computer) from my desk top
(running Windows XP) through SSH secure shell.
> then I think you have to have readline installed. In that case, you can
readline is available on our server side. Do I need to ask a system
administer to re-compile R with adding readline?
> use up and down arrows just like on win32. However, running at a terminal
> is IMO really not the way to do things. I much prefer to use Xemacs/ESS
> with R as an inferior process. In that case you can use M-p and M-n
> (Alt-p and Alt-n for non-(X)emacs folks) to go up and down in the history.
I added Xemacs to my account on the server and was able to initiate the
Xemacs:*scratch* window. But I do not know how to run R from within Xemacs.
I can type commands and initiate xterm window. It gave me an error message,
however, when I tried to run R on the Xemacs Shell command: "fatal error:
you must specify '--save', '--no-save' or '--vanilla'".
> On win32, adding this to my init.el file makes the up and down arrows
> work just like the Rgui, but doesn't seem to work on Linux.
On my desktop computer I did not find any file called init.el to which I
can add your script. Is this an alternative to the two ways described
I greatly appreciate your help!
> (setq comint-scroll-to-bottom-on-output 'others) ; not current
> ;;=default: (setq comint-scroll-to-bottom-on-input nil)
> (setq comint-scroll-show-maximum-output t) ;;; this is the key
> (define-key comint-mode-map [up]
> (define-key comint-mode-map [down]
> (define-key comint-mode-map "\C-a" 'comint-bol)))
>> Thanks in advance!
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