[R] I don't know how to run a r-code written in emacs

Marianne Promberger mpromber at psych.upenn.edu
Sat Sep 6 22:53:46 CEST 2008

On Saturday, 06 September 2008, 08:52 (UTC-0700), Luisa wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed R, I'm  work in UBUNTU and  I don't have idea about how to
> run a r-code written in emacs
> into the shell. 
> Well I am in a shell, and obviously I can run simple commands over there,
> Must I  compile the program? 

Which program? Emacs? If you've installed R, you can read a txt file
of R code into your R session with 


> what is the extension?

not sure what you mean. It makes sense to save files with R commands
with the ".R" extension, but AFAIK it's not obligatory.

If you don't have ess, I think you can get that, too, with "aptitude
install ess".

Then, in Emacs, you can open R with M-x R. You can now copy&paste
(kill&yank) R code from your text file to the R buffer; alternatively
there are special commands available, look at the menu in Emacs. If
you have Emacs anyway, ESS is much more convenient than running from
the console.


Marianne Promberger
Graduate student in Psychology

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