[ESS] need help locating an old thread
rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Mar 11 23:17:38 CET 2011
On 02/10/11 01:24 PM, Rodney Sparapani wrote:
> Yes, but I think I see now. It would allow you to pass objects back and
> forth intelligently such as data frames, graphics, packages, etc. Sort
> of a CORBA translation layer between elisp and R. If it could
> be written more simply than ESS[R], then it might have a chance. I bet
> it would make things like R2WinBUGS much easier.
> Since we are on the subject, I wonder what it would take to compile R
> into emacs directly; sort of like what has been done in BRUGS and/or
> TeXmacs. Then you would have a rich grammar of both R and elisp
> functions at your disposal (or R based on elisp primitives I suppose).
> SXEmacs has the ability to do stuff like that, but I have never used it
> since it is Linux only. Maybe I'll give it a try as we migrate to Linux.
By the way, if anyone cares, BRugs is now available on Linux which
steals much of the thunder from our ambitious plans. See
It's not on CRAN yet, but expect it RSN.
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