[R] best editor for .R files

Itay Furman itayf at fhcrc.org
Fri Nov 21 21:01:23 CET 2003

Xemacs learning curve may not be as steep as you think. In any case the gains 
are certainly high because most of the short-cuts that you will learn,
especially for navigation and editting, will apply in some way-or-another to 
most of the modes that emacs will operate in: document editing, source code 
editing, file systemoperations, mail and www, help browsing, etc

	I hope it is encouraging,


On Thu, 20 Nov 2003, Angel wrote:

> 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 have
> 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 the
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Angel

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