[ESS] Emacs/ESS better than Notepad++ because...
rdiaz02 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 22:01:13 CEST 2013
Very interesting thread! A couple of silly questions:
what are the names of the commands that are bound to "C-x C-e d" (referred to by
Paul) and "C-x C-e C-d" (referred to by Vitalie)? I am not able to find them,
and I think I am using the wrong mode and/or buffer.
spinuvit at gmail.com writes:
> Hi Paul,
> Thanks for your efforts to put non-believers on the righteous path, but
> I am afraid Emacs can do so many things that other editors cannot, that
> listing them all would be an unbearable task.
> For an impression: http://melpa.milkbox.net
> As to ESS, you can just look into the most recent reference card and you
> will see immediately what is not available in other editors:
> These are my favorites:
> 1) Huge variety of process interaction commands, most-notably
> C-c C-c, C-M-x and C-RET, are still not available in any R editor out
> 2) Help under your fingertips:
> C-c C-d C-a ess-display-help-apropos
> C-c C-d C-d ess-display-help-on-object
> C-c C-d C-e ess-describe-object-at-point
> C-c C-d C-v ess-display-vignettes
> C-c C-d C-w ess-help-web-search
> C-c C-d i ess-display-package-index
> C-c C-d o ess-display-demos
> 3) probably the most used command of mine is imenu-anywhere. Install
> from melpa then
> (global-set-key (kbd "C-.") 'imenu-anywhere)
> and you will be able to navigate to the definition of the symbol at
> point as long as the other file is open. This is like tag navigation but
> more convenient IMO. Both ido and helm interfaces are available.
> 4) Tracebug highlighting of errors and quick navigation with M-g n, M-g p.
> Here I also include
> C-c ` ess-show-traceback
> C-c ~ ess-show-call-stack
> which display source locations.
> 5) Tracebug visual debugger.
> 6) multiple processes. I think ESS handling of multiple processes is
> pretty unique. Even in emacs realm you don't see this that often.
> C-c C-s ess-switch-process
> Other nice tools ( probably not available in other editors):
> - eldoc support. Nothing similar is out there to the best of my
> knowledge. All other editor seem to agree on tooltips which I find very
> intrusive and inefficient.
> - ac support: http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ESSAuto-complete
> - Range of tracebug/developer commands that I use all the time:
> C-c C-t C-a ess-developer-add-package
> C-c C-t C-b ess-bp-set
> C-c C-t C-d ess-debug-flag-for-debugging
> C-c C-t C-e ess-debug-toggle-error-action
> C-c C-t C-t ess-toggle-developer
> C-c C-t C-u ess-debug-unflag-for-debugging
> C-c C-t B ess-bp-set-conditional
> C-c C-t k ess-bp-kill
> C-c C-t l ess-developer-load-package (this one is in ESS dev as yet)
> - Misc:
> C-c C-q + M-x R to quickly restart the process.
> C-c C-z ess-switch-to-inferior-or-script-buffer (jump back to script)
> C-c . ess-set-style (different indentation under your fingertips)
> C-c C-e i ess-install-library
> C-c C-e l ess-load-library
> C-c C-e C-t ess-build-tags-for-directory (then use M-. to jump to definition)
> C-c C-e C-w ess-execute-screen-options
> >> Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 at gmail.com>
> >> on Mon, 1 Jul 2013 11:09:56 -0500 wrote:
> > So please add on to this list.
> > "Emacs can do this, Notepad++ cannot."
> > 1. Run R help page examples by hitting the letter "l". Open the help pages
> > in Emacs, NOT in the web browser. Scroll to the example, and run line by
> > line by striking the "l" key.
> "l" style is almost deprecated:) Install polymode and you will get all
> examples in (editable) R mode.
> > My second favorite is "C-x C-e d" to edit the code of a loaded function.
> > But I know many of you are uncomfortable with that one, so I won't push
> > it..
> I use this one quite often in conjunction with ess-developer. C-x C-e
> C-d, chose function from an attached package. Edit, then evaluate into
> the namespace of the package. I don't think namespace level editing is
> available in any other editor out there.
> ESS-help at r-project.org mailing list
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