[ESS] [R] ESS, transcripts, and such

Kevin E. Thorpe kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca
Mon Mar 13 14:39:52 CET 2006

A.J. Rossini wrote:
> Work in an inferior R session
> M-x write-buffer     to TonyIsSilly.Rt
> So now your buffer is associated with a file, TonyIsSilly.Rt
> M-x R-transcript-mode
> M-x ess-transcript-clean-buffer
> and you should be left with a script file, not a transcript file.
> Enjoy.   I'll be talking about such things at useR if enough people
> show up for the tutorial...

Those are useful to know.  I was more interested in why you advise
not working directly in the inferior process buffer.  Sorry for not
being more clear.


> On 3/13/06, Kevin E. Thorpe <kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca> wrote:
>>A.J. Rossini wrote:
>>>One nice thing about ESS/Emacs is that it will "cean" a transcript
>>>buffer.  So if you are working in the inferior process buffer (where
>>>you shouldn't be, but that's for another day), then you can write it
>>>to disk as a transcript file, and "clean" it into a script.
>>Okay, I'll bite.  Could you ellaborate a bit on your parenthetical

Kevin E. Thorpe
Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
email: kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca  Tel: 416.946.8081  Fax: 416.946.3297

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