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

Rui Barradas ru|pb@rr@d@@ @end|ng |rom @@po@pt
Sun May 22 22:18:06 CEST 2022


I have never used package rite but if you have years of experience with 
it and it is now without maintainer, why not contact the developer and 
former maintainer and become the next maintainer?

And I disagree with the argument that RGui.exe is too simple therefore 
not suited for beginners. In fact, if it's simple it's easier to learn 
and to not have syntax highlighting forces the beginners to pay more 
attention to what they are doing. At least in my case it did. ANd when I 
look at my first scripts I notice two things, 1) the code is not very 
good but it worked and 2) the code is easy to follow. The latter is the 
point I'm trying to make, I was learning, exercises are not real life 
software, simplicity is natural and a feature, not an incovenience.

Finally, there are many computer languages that are not distributed with 
an editor. R for Windows is. And R users are very lucky to have the R 
Core Team, to which we should be thankfull for developing and 
maintaining the R language itself, make that *extra* effort for us.

Rui Barradas

Às 14:19 de 20/05/2022, Akhilesh Singh escreveu:
> Dear Sir,
> I am a professor at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur,
> Chhattisgarh, India. I have been teaching statistics in my department since
> 1986.
> 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*.
> Or,
> Kindly make sure that the *default R-script-editor gets the syntax
> highlighting features and capability of creating basic reports*.
> Or,
> 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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