[R] The hidden costs of GPL software?
andy_liaw at merck.com
Thu Nov 18 20:50:35 CET 2004
> From: David Forrest
> On Wed, 17 Nov 2004, Mike Prager wrote:
> > Using CLI software, an infrequent user has trouble
> remembering the known
> > functions needed and trouble finding new ones (especially
> as that user gets
> > older). What might help is an added help facility more
> oriented towards
> > tasks, rather than structured around functions or packages.
> Another good (non-GUI) tool for the CLI is keyword
> completion. R in ESS
> does this, giving you lists of possible functions, variables
> and objects,
> or feedback if there isn't any. R's CLI completes, but only with
> filenames in the current directory.
That works only if R was compiled with readline. Thus it doesn't work that
way on Windows, for example. Completion still works on Windows under ESS
> Dave Forrest
> drf at vims.edu (804)684-7900w
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