[R] Syntax coloring in R console
alex at chaotic-neutral.de
Fri Apr 1 17:17:22 CEST 2011
Am 01.04.2011 17:02, schrieb Joshua Wiley:
> Dear January,
> Have you looked at Emacs + ESS? http://ess.r-project.org/
> It highlights in the text editor and the actual R process besides
> coming with a rich set of features and a mailing list filled with
> helpful Emacs& R users. I've tried several different interfaces and
> ended up being happiest by far with Emacs + ESS. I also seem to
> recall Kate or Kedit at least highlighted .R files, but I am not in a
> position to check right now.
Another vote for Emacs + ESS here.
I think sooner or later you'll need some kind of editor (with built-in
syntax highlighing) to save your code. The "naked" R console won't do it
Although I didn't like Emacs at first because of its steep learning
curve, after a while you'll love the keyboard shortcuts for everything.
Also, this add-on is very useful. It makes Shift-Enter send your lines
to R (and a bit more):
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