[R] best editor for .R files

partha_bagchi@hgsi.com partha_bagchi at hgsi.com
Fri Nov 21 13:40:15 CET 2003

On the Windows platform, I use SourceEdit which also has R syntax 
highlighting (and much more) (http://www.brixoft.com/). However, as an 
organization, we do have plans to look at the IDE Eclipse 
(http://www.eclipse.org/ )


"Angel" <angel_lul at hotmail.com>
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11/20/2003 04:27 PM

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        Subject:        [R] best editor for .R files

Which is the best editor for .R files?

I currently use kate on my linux as it has R highlighting and allows me to
split the window into two: in one I edit the .R file and in the other I 
a shell so I run R and can easily  copy and paste the code. There are some
features that I don't like and I am having a look on some alternatives.
I've heard wonders of emacs with ess but I am a little bit frightened of 
steep learning curve.

What do the R experts use or would recommend using?
Both linux and/or windows alternatives are welcomed.
I guess it would much depend on the particular needs/preferences of each
user but I would like to know which are the most commonly used editors.

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