[R] editors for R

Tobias Verbeke tobias.verbeke at telenet.be
Wed Oct 21 09:07:25 CEST 2009

Hi Mark,

> After reviewing the IDE/Script Editors article at sciviews.org, I
> wanted to pose a quick question here to see if anyone can offer an
> opinion or commentary about GUI editors that can be installed in a
> Windoze environment that allow editing/saving of remote .R files and
> running R programs from within a shell that is "housed" in the editor
> (although R itself is installed in a Linux environment).  Windoze
> would essentially be providing a GUI-based tool to edit, save, and
> execute without making the user copy files back and forth and switch
> between various programs to execute their routines.
> Thus far, BlueFish seems to come closest to this; but other
> recommendations will be most appreciated.

Eclipse + StatET; see


for information on the latest release. For remote connections, you need
to install RJ-Server (on the Linux machine) and configure a Remote R
Console (on the client).

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