[R] Editor alternative

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Sep 12 22:12:14 CEST 2000

Marc Feldesman wrote:
> 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?

I have written an extension for the editor WinEdt. Everything works fine
on WinNT, if I use something like 
options(editor="\"c:/program files/winedt/winedt\" -Options")

Could you provide an example [option(.....) and error message]?

Uwe Ligges
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