[ESS] new user questions: appending to transcripts and buffer management
bates at stat.wisc.edu
Sun Aug 15 21:13:54 CEST 2010
On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Erik Iverson <eriki at ccbr.umn.edu> wrote:
> On 08/15/2010 01:22 PM, Charles C. Berry wrote:
>> On Sat, 14 Aug 2010, Andrei Jirnyi wrote:
>>> What I think would be quite useful to have is a command to select a
>>> block of
>>> text in the transcript buffer, and copy it to the clipboard in such a way
>>> that would (i) remove the command prompts; and (2) comment out all
>>> Also an option to select a region in the main ESS buffer, and copy it
>>> to the
>>> clipboard with the above done automatically, would save quite a bit of
>>> manual work, at least for me -- usually I want to have at least some
>>> of the
>>> output as comments in the code.
>> I hear you.
>> I use to work like that.
>> More recently I learned about org-babel:
>> thanks to a posting by Eric Iverson pointing to his blog, I think. See
> Yes, that's mine. I agree that org-mode is probably worth looking into to
> if it works for you. I'm about 95% done with an extended introduction
> to working with R source code in an org-mode buffer, which will have
> examples of all the things mentioned by Charles. I will let you know
> when it is finalized. The introduction is itself written in org-mode,
> so you can follow along to see its capabilities in an interactive
As Dave Balsinger once said, "Programmers spend 95% of their time
being '95% done'."
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