[R] Scripting capabilities for R

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed May 30 19:33:55 CEST 2001

At 03:10 PM 5/30/2001 +0100, Bill Simpson wrote:
>  would be convenient.
>I am probably missing the boat, but how does this differ from having two
>windows going, one for R and one for your favourite editor? Edit your code
>in the editor window, then click in R window, source code in (using up
>cursor, because you will be doing this repetitively in code development
>cycle), run it, click in editor window to make changes, etc...
>A nice easy one that students like (on unix) is Nedit. My students have no
>problems with this set-up.
>I don't see why R needs its own editor.

Dear Bill,

It's nice to be able to submit a block of text from an editor rather than 
having to source the entire file. Of course, one can copy and paste into 
the R console. This really isn't an important matter, just a small question 
of convenience.


John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
email: jfox at mcmaster.ca
web: http://www.socsci.mcmaster.ca/jfox

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