[R] Alternative to Notepad

Marc Feldesman feldesmanm at pdx.edu
Tue Sep 12 23:09:53 CEST 2000

My earlier message was not as clear as it could have been.  I already have 
Emacs for my NT system, but prefer not to use it or vi.  It is really a 
case of not needing a sledgehammer to swat a gnat.  The advantage of 
EditPadPro (for me anyway) is that it has a footprint of 1MB including 
helpfiles, whereas the versions of Emacs I've seen for NT require about 
30MB of disk space to store.  Since I'm not going to use Emacs for anything 
else (other than R), and since I use about 30 other applications daily, I 
can't the real advantage for me.  I merely *hate* Notepad and use 
Editpadpro for all other ascii text file editing.  I know it well (as 
others know Emacs).

Thankfully Uwe  Ligges sent me a reply that contained the information I 
needed to resolve the problem.  I was leaving out the escape "\" character 
prior to giving R the full path (using "/" as a directory delimiter).  Once 
I got all the escape characters in, things seem to be working correctly.

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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