[R] editor for MacOS

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 17:26:39 CET 2010

On Dec 16, 2010, at 16:54 , Marc Schwartz wrote:

> 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.

Also, Aquamacs comes with ESS built-in. Just open a .R file, click the R icon and you're going. Aquamacs works pretty nicely for other purposes too (TeX, notably). Only annoyance compared to Linux is that the meta key can't be put in the same place or anywhere near it (on a Danish keyboard), but that's more a Mac issue than an Emacs one. 

> Vincent Goulet has made it easy to install for OSX with a binary image. More info here:
>  http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca/en/ressources/emacs/mac
> He also has a Windows installer here:
>  http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca/en/ressources/emacs/windows
> Further OSX specific queries are also best posted to:
>  https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-mac

...unless of course you want to spread the gospel.

Peter Dalgaard
Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Phone: (+45)38153501
Email: pd.mes at cbs.dk  Priv: PDalgd at gmail.com

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