[R] Editor alternative

Marc Feldesman feldesmanm at pdx.edu
Tue Sep 12 19:36:51 CEST 2000

I'm using version 1.1.1 under Windows NT and Windows 2000.  I'm unable to 
get any editor other than Notepad to work.  (I don't have use for any of 
the Unix editors - vi or Emacs) but would like to use EditPadPro, which has 
some nifty features, including the ability to spawn Rgui from within 
it.  (No syntax highlighting programmability yet, but maybe soon).  Anyway, 
I have editpadpro.exe in my path and have a fully specified path statement 
in options(editor=....).  The options statement "takes" fine, but when I 
attempt to use the editor, I get an error stating that R cannot load the 
editor.  I ran into a similar problem with an earlier version of R under 
Win 98, but I haven't tried it under either NT or Win2K.

Am I missing something, or does R not really spawn an external editor 
properly (or at all) under Windoze?

Dr. Marc R. Feldesman
Professor and Chairman
Anthropology Department
Portland State University
1721 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97201
email:  feldesmanm at pdx.edu
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"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society.
If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people
for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of
power."   P.J. O'Rourke

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