[R] R and ViM

Bill West wjwest at CLEMSON.EDU
Wed Apr 19 21:20:04 CEST 2006

Here is my solution for integrating R and Vim.  It uses the rcom library and
Vim's perl functionality.  Improvements or suggestions are appreciated!
The following is my r.vim file.  This requires the rcom library in R.

perl << EOF
sub sendtor
    use Win32::OLE;
    my @pos = $curwin->Cursor();
    my $coms = $curbuf->Get($pos[0]);
    my @coms = split /\n/ , $coms;
        my $R = Win32::OLE->GetActiveObject('RCOMServerLib.StatConnector')
          || Win32::OLE->new('RCOMServerLib.StatConnector');
        $R->EvaluateNoReturn( "cat('> " . $coms[0] . "\n')");

    unless ( $coms[0] =~ /<-/ || $coms[0] =~ /print/ )
        $coms[0] = "print(" . $coms[0] . ")";
    my $temp = $R->Evaluate( $coms[0] );

function! Rcom()
   perl sendtor

function! Rinit()
    !start rgui   

map <F11> <Esc>:call Rcom()<cr>j
map <F12> <Esc>:call Rinit()<cr>


-----Original Message-----
From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Martin Maechler
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 2:42 AM
To: Jose Quesada
Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch; Michael Graber
Subject: Re: [R] R and ViM

>>>>> "PD" == Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk>
>>>>>     on 19 Apr 2006 01:06:02 +0200 writes:

    PD> "Jose Quesada" <quesada at gmail.com> writes:
    >> Hmm, how timely.
    >> I posted yesterday my solution to integrate R and
    >> vim. The message is in my sent box but I don't think it
    >> showed up in the list... Here it is again:
    >> Hi All,
    >> If you use vim to edit R code, you may be interested in
    >> this.  I have put together a personalized syntax file,
    >> some code templates, and a way to send code from Vim to R
    >> using autoHotKeys (windows).
    >> http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/jquesada/RvimSuite/instructions.html
    >> Actually, the little autoHotKeys can be useful even if
    >> you don't use vim just to send the example R code from
    >> the help pages to the console.
    >> Best wishes, -Jose
    >> PS: @list moderators Any idea why my message (from a
    >> @gmail account) appeared in the sent box but never on the
    >> list?

    PD> I saw it the first time... Could it be that your mail
    PD> reader is set up to ignore mail from yourself?

    PD> Rather than resending stuff, it is preferable to check
    PD> the archives

    PD> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2006-April/date.html
    PD> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2006-April/092457.html

    PD> which are easily reachable via

    >> > R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list >
    >> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help

Indeed. Please do check the archives.

Now back to the subject:  Jose, I think your main contribution is based on
"autoHotKeys"  and that only works on Windoze, right? 
Michael explicitly mentioned he's working in Mac OS X.


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