[ESS] auto-complete-mode

Susumu Tanimura aruminat at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 04:29:21 CET 2009

Dear Erik,

Thanks the information, and am ashamed of myself that I could not find
the discussion about this issue in the list even a month ago.

I will check ess-R-complete-object-name in essd-r.el. But, since I am
so newbie, I had better wait Erik's work.

Best wishes,


On Tue, 03 Mar 2009 20:53:55 -0600
Erik Iverson <iverson at biostat.wisc.edu> wrote:

> Hello,
>  > Today I found auto-complete.el that strongly helps us write text
>  > file. Demo of auto-complete-mode is provided here
>  > http://www.cx4a.org/pub/ac-demo/ac-demo.html
> ...snip...
>  > Are there anybody who has already written such settings of
>  > auto-complete-mode for R?  Does anybody have an extension of
>  > auto-complete.el like "auto-complete-R.el"?
> A month or so ago, I hacked together something for "intellisense"-type 
> completion based on company-mode, a similar auto-complete Emacs
> package.  It worked relatively well, and as soon as it is polished,
> I'll post it here.  The way I went about it is to use the same
> completion mechanism that ESS uses, which you might look into in your
> case, too.  You can see how it is done in the ESS file essd-r.el,
> function ess-R-complete-object-name.
> Also, see this recent thread on ESS-help, 
> http://www.nabble.com/ESS-R-completion-UI-td21777981.html
> I have not yet investigated the Icicles approach described in the
> thread above, but it looks very interesting, and is a TODO ...
> Best,
> Erik

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