[R] Restoration of "rite" package of R as R-script editor or the like

Akhilesh Singh @kh||e@h@|ngh@|gkv @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri May 20 15:19:43 CEST 2022

Dear Sir,

I am a professor at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur,
Chhattisgarh, India. I have been teaching statistics in my department since

Almost since the last 10 years, I have included R capabilities in doing
practical-classes of various statistics courses in my department. I use the
default R-script editor that comes with RGUI.exe for that purpose. *But,
this text editor is too simple without syntax highlighting etc. And RStudio
is too heavy for the UG/PG level students who are basically from
agriculture stream.*

Meanwhile, I came across a "rite" package which was earlier maintained
by Thomas
J. Leeper <thosjleeper using gmail.com>. Now, it has been put into archives and
not being maintained by anyone.

At present, I am using the "rite" package for students' practical classes.
But, I am facing difficulties using it. Sometimes, it hangs unnecessarily,
and some of its features do not work, probably because it is not being
maintained anymore by CRAN.

Therefore, to remove this difficulty, the "rite" package must be maintained.

Sir, "rite" package is a very light weight editor for R codes suitable for
teaching to beginner students, with syntax highlighting facility and with
the facility of generating reports into HTML, markdown etc.

Therefore, I request you ,*one and all who are in control, to kindly make
sure to include the "rite" package into the regular packages with proper
maintenance, which will immensely help the beginner students to learn R*.


Kindly make sure that the *default R-script-editor gets the syntax
highlighting features and capability of creating basic reports*.


Kindly make a lighter version of RStudio *for beginner student-level only,
like the "rite" package,*  for executing R-scripts and for generating some
basic reports.

*In fact, the lack of a proper R-script editor is a major handicap among
the beginner students to learn R.*

Therefore, I earnestly request your kind attention to this problem.

Thaing you.

Dr. A.K. Singh
Professor and Ex-Head (Agricultural Statistics)
Department of Agricultural Statistics and Social Science (L)
Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur-492 012,
Chhattisgarh, India
Mobile: +918770625795
Email: akhileshsingh.igkv using gmail.com

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