[R] portable R editor

Thompson, David (MNR) David.John.Thompson at ontario.ca
Tue Mar 3 15:29:53 CET 2009


Another alternative is EditPad Pro <http://www.editpadpro.com/>.

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Ontario Forest Research Institute
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
david.john.thompson at ontario.ca
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Andrew Redd [mailto:aredd at stat.tamu.edu] 
>Sent: March 2, 2009 10:29 PM
>To: Michael Bibo
>Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>Subject: Re: [R] portable R editor
>Thanks for the plug on NppToR.  Yes it is portable, but a few of the
>features don't work. I have it on my plan to have a launcher for the
>portable apps menu.  Also the website for NppToR is now
>On my personal website I also keep, semi-up-to-date a
>portableapps.comcompatible launcher for R.
>http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~aredd/site/?q=node/2.  There is a full
>installation and just the launcher.  If you download just the 
>launcher you
>can install the latest version of R into the bin directory and It will
>work.  I think it is version 2.8.0 in the installer.  I'll 
>update that soon.
>Andrew Redd
>On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 8:13 PM, Michael Bibo 
><michael_bibo at health.qld.gov.au
>> wrote:
>> Werner Wernersen <pensterfuzzer <at> yahoo.de> writes:
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I have been dreaming about a complete R environment on my 
>USB stick for a
>> long time. Now I finally want to
>> > realize it but what I am missing is a good, portable 
>editor for R which
>> has
>> tabs and syntax highlighting, can
>> > execute code, has bookmarks and a little project file 
>management facility
>> pretty much like Tinn-R has
>> > those. I like Tinn-R but it seems like there is only a 
>very old version
>> of
>> Tinn-R which works standalone.
>> Hi Werner,
>> Three options:
>> I have previously posted about using Emacs + ESS on a USB stick:
>> http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/R/Rhelp02/archive/107419.html
>> Tinn-R will work portably.  I have simply copied the installed Tinn-R
>> folder
>> from one machine to another on which I do not have 
>administrator privileges
>> and therefore cannot do a normal install.
>> Another option is Notepad++ (http://notepad-
>> plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm).  There is even a portable version
>> available
>> fom www.portableapps.com.  Andrew Redd has created (and is 
>continuing to
>> develop) NppToR 
>> which
>> provides syntax highlighting, code folding and code passing to R.
>>  Notepad++
>> has a tabbed interface as well as add-ons including a file explorer,
>> windows
>> manager and multiclipboard manager.  It also allows for the 
>recording of
>> macros, and the instructions found at this blog
>> use Notepad++'s built-in capacity to run external tools to
>> create new files from templates.
>> Michael Bibo
>> Queensland Health
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