[ESS] ess-developers/users using sweave/auctex

Patrick Drechsler patrick at pdrechsler.de
Tue Apr 5 23:40:15 CEST 2005

Hi David,

sorry for the late response.

David Whiting wrote on 30 Mar 2005 11:38:12 MET:

> On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 01:54:57AM +0200, Patrick Drechsler wrote:
>> just curious: are there people using the combo ESS/Sweave with
>> AUCTeX effectively and/or on a more day to day basis?
> Yes, all the time

[mentioning nice shortcuts]

Thanks for the feedback, David. I've been using your shortcuts
for about half a year now ;-) Catching error messages is a thing
of finding the correct buffer occassionaly though.

> I should warn you that I am only an occasional elisper and
> probably know just about enough to do some damage, but they
> seem to work for me.

;-) Nevertheless it is more accustomed to me than using

> The modifications I have since that post made are mostly to do
> with how I set things up these days with sub-directories for
> different parts of my Sweave documents or the files they
> produce (instead of having everything in one directory).

Not knowing if I speak for the rest of this list: I'd be
interested in these changes.

> The other new thing I have added is a simple function to insert
> \Sexpr{} at point.
> (defun ess-insert-Sexpr ()
>   "Insert Sexpr{} into the buffer at point."
>   (interactive)
>   (insert "\\Sexpr{}")
>   (backward-char)
> )
> (define-key noweb-minor-mode-map "\M-nx" 'ess-insert-Sexpr)


>> Or do most the readers here use Makefiles/R-scripts to produce
>> plots directly from R?
> Makefiles occasionally. I never seem to create R scripts
> anymore. As soon as I start to add comments it usually seems to
> make sense to make it a Sweave document.

Since I have gotten used to using "prototyping" environments such
as MATLAB/LabVIEW, R, and LaTeX (feel free to comment on my
definition of "prototyping" -- I'm not a computer scientist) I
can understand this.

Your shortcuts enable me to use Sweave in a more AUCTeX-style

I haven't been able to find a "noweb" mailing list or NG. Can
somebody give me a pointer/link?


But I don't really see running SETI at Home as practical as Folding at Home.
What, exactly, would be the benefit of finding intelligent aliens on
the other side of the galaxy?

Maybe they're broadcasting the principles of protein folding... 
[from bionet.*]

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