[Rd] 2009 Wish list for R
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Sat Jan 17 13:36:02 CET 2009
On 17/01/2009 6:53 AM, Sean O'Riordain wrote:
> Can I add a windows specific wish please? I'd like to be able to
> double click on a word in the console and select it, rather than have
> to manually select - silly I know but I'm constantly going back and
> forth between R and other programs where I can do this and I still
> haven't managed to train my hand not to double click words in R... :-)
Seems like a reasonable addition. Send me a patch, and I'll look it over.
> Thanks R-Core!
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 1:57 AM, Gabor Grothendieck
> <ggrothendieck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009 Wish list for R (no particular order):
>> - some way of placing backslashes in literal strings without escaping them.
>> Useful for latex, regular expressions and Windows file paths. This seems
>> to come up from time to time on the lists. Ruby, python, Perl and other
>> scripting languages have various ways to handle this which might be used
>> as a model.
>> - in Windows, some way to tell Packages | Install menu to use
>> dependencies = TRUE (vs. dependencies = NA now).
>> NB. utils:::menuInstallPkgs is the R routine invoked
>> - self-contained R executables
>> - default origin in Date. as.numeric.Date and as.Date.numeric are
>> asymmetric in this respect.
>> - here documents in sourced input
>> - read.table(textConnection(Lines)) later gives annoying warning message
>> about closing connection. If too hard to fix add an asText= arg,
>> e.g. read.table(Lines, asText=TRUE)
>> - View() buttons to copy to clipboard. (print and save might also be nice.)
>> - allow library() command to determine what is imported like python's
>> import ... from ...
>> - Lag < function(x, k, ...) lag(x, -k, ...)
>> lag is regarded by many as confusing and this would give a second
>> option while keeping lag for compatability.
>> - generic filter()
>> - add executable for filefind.cc in docs.miktex.org to R bin directory
>> on Windows to give an easy way to locate MiKTeX. Alternately
>> put it in Rtools.
>> - real subclassing of environments
>> - ability to conditionally emit portions of a Sweave
>> document even if they represent both text and code
>> portions without using crude workarounds. For
>> example if all the data for a certain figure is missing
>> that figure and the associated paragraphs describing
>> it and the R code shown associated with it could
>> all be suppressed dynamically.
>> - pfg TeX driver
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