[R-sig-eco] script editor

Dave Hewitt dhewitt37 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 15:06:31 CEST 2008

> Does anyone have a recommendation for an R script editor that can be run on
> a pc?

I also like Tinn-R. It's simple and easy to use. Just in case this will save you
a bit of frustration, be sure to install R in SDI mode (choose custom
installation in the Install Wizard to get the option). The default is MDI mode
and Sci-Views says new Tinn-R versions don't play well with R. I've never tried
it, so I don't know what happens if you use MDI mode.

One handy feature of Tinn-R (and probably other editors) is that you can click
the R-> icon on the upper right to launch R. That passes your current working
directory to R when it loads up, so you never need full path names in data read
statements. Just put the .R script and the data in the same directory, open
Tinn-R by double-clicking the .R script, and then launch R from Tinn-R.

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