[R] When was the script editor introduced in Rgui for windows?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 17:36:09 CET 2018

On 26/01/2018 11:08 AM, Søren Højsgaard wrote:
> Dear all,
> Can anyone please tell me when the script editor was introduced in the Rgui on windows? (And/or where to look for a listing of changes throughout history).

There are two places to look for changes:  the NEWS* files, and the 
Subversion change log.  You can find the former if you run


Only the current NEWS file has a main link, but there are links to the 
older ones at the bottom of it.

The script editor is really old.  It first appeared in R 2.0.0, with an 
entry in the Windows-specific news file CHANGES.   (The CHANGES file is 
only linked into the help system on Windows.  Since R 2.15.0 Windows 
changes are announced in the same file(s) as other changes.)  The 
CHANGES entry was

- Added Rgui script editor by Chris Jackson.

This happened in svn revision 28991, which I committed in April, 2004.

Duncan Murdoch

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