tool bar for ESS [R] editing modes?
eglen at pcg.wustl.edu
Fri Jun 7 21:43:57 CEST 2002
A colleague of mine who users R wants to switch from Windows to Linux;
under Windows he happily used Win-edt for running and simple editing
of R scripts. He particularly liked the toolbar in Win-edt for
sending a line or region to a running R process.
The only alternative to ESS under linux that I could see is the
editing mode for Kate, the KDE editor
However, with a redhat 7.3 installation, that R.xml will cause kate to
crash! It looks like kate is still undergoing rapid development, and
updated rpm's are not available yet, so I don't think I'll go down
So, it is back to Emacs (I tried to get him to use it previously, but
he was not happy with Emacs!). However, the addition of a tool bar
may make him feel slightly more "at home". To my knowledge, the R
editing mode in ESS doesn't have a toolbar. Has anyone ever tried
making one? I'm thinking it would just have buttons for:
Save R buffer
Start an R process
Send current line to *R* process
Send current region to *R* process
which should get him started (and hopefully hooked) on using R.
has anyone built a toolbar before? I'm guessing it is not that hard,
and I'm pretty fluent at elisp, but I thought I'd check with the list
first before starting.
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