[R] editor for MacOS

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Thu Dec 16 16:54:12 CET 2010

On Dec 16, 2010, at 9:41 AM, Troels Ring wrote:

> Dear friends - I'm using Tinn-R in Windows and find it OK. My son is running MacOS and is just starting using R and I know nothing about MacOS and R but we seem to have difficulties in finding something similar to Tinn for MaC. What are your suggestions?
> Thanks a lot!
> Troels Ring, MD
> Aalborg, Denmark

I have not used Tinn-R, so can't speak for specific functions. That being said, Emacs/ESS is perhaps the most conceptually similar environment. It is also portable across Windows, OSX and Linux, which can provide consistency advantages if supporting multiple platforms.

Vincent Goulet has made it easy to install for OSX with a binary image. More info here:


He also has a Windows installer here:


Further OSX specific queries are also best posted to:



Marc Schwartz

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