[R-sig-Debian] GUI for R

Tyler Smith tyler.smith at mail.mcgill.ca
Mon Oct 9 13:22:44 CEST 2006

> | >
> | >    Can you help me, please? I'm not keen on Gnome, any working GUI would
> | > be fine.

If you are spending any significant time working in R I would highly 
recommend emacs with ESS. Both are apt-gettable for stable, testing and 
unstable. It does require a bit of time on your part, to run through the 
emacs tutorial and then the basics of ESS. However, once you do that you 
can do just about anything with it.

I started out with the very basic commands - moving around, cutting and 
pasting from a script into R. Whenever I found I was doing the same 
thing over and over I poked around until I found the emacs way to make 
it easier - Ctrl-a to jump to the beginning of a line, Ctrl-c Ctrl-f to 
send a function from a script into R, Ctrl-c Ctrl-v to open a help 
window etc.

If you already know how to use emacs then you should run, not walk, over 
to the repositories to install ESS. If you don't know emacs, it might be 
worth learning just for ESS.



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