[R] Windows editor suggestions - autosave

Jonathan P Daily jdaily at usgs.gov
Wed Dec 29 17:58:07 CET 2010

I can also suggest the following:

Notepad++ has an AutoSave plugin, a slew of other useful features, and a 
Scintilla editor. If you use other languages, it is also extensible and 
has almost no learning curve. NppToR is a background application that 
allows you to pass lines or files straight from your editor to an R 

Notepad++: notepad-plus-plus.org
NppToR: sourceforge.net/projects/npptor/ 

I can also suggest Geany, another Scintilla-powered editor. In the plugins 
list, Save Actions has a autosave feature. While Geany doesn't have a 
native R interface in Windows (I wrote one for myself in AutoHotKey in 
about 2 mins), it has a ton of other options and is cross-platform.

Geany: www.geany.org
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r-help-bounces at r-project.org wrote on 12/29/2010 11:32:40 AM:

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> [R] Windows editor suggestions - autosave
> Michael Conklin 
> to:
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> 12/29/2010 11:35 AM
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> I am looking for advice on an editor to use with R (windows) that 
> has an autosave feature.  I typically write scripts using the RGui 
> (and tried TinnR yesterday) but I am having continuing problems with
> BSODs (non R related) and have in the past have had issues with R 
> crashes and would really like a system that does not require me to 
> remember to hit the save button on my script every 10 minutes so 
> that I can avoid redoing everything.
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