[R-SIG-Mac] please recommend an editor

Franklin Parlamis fparlamis at mac.com
Tue Dec 6 19:04:22 CET 2005

One nice feature of the R GUI integrated editor is the ability to run an R command from within the editor.  It also looks and feels like the App itself, which is nice.

I have found that Emacs does a better job with auto-indentation, and have also made use of Emac's backup automation features.  Emacs can probably do the "run a command from the editor trick" (it unclogged my toilet the other day); I just haven't figured out how to make it happen yet.

On Tuesday, December 06, 2005, at 09:10AM, Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:

>On Dec 5, 2005, at 5:07 PM, Hai Lin wrote:
>>   I am using R in Mac OS 10.3.8 and I am trying to find an editor  
>> which is compatible with R in Mac. I recently bumped into Xcode for  
>> a few times in Mac when I directly opened scripts. Would Xcode be a  
>> good editor to learn? Are there a lot people use it?
>Xcode is nice, but the R support is limited to some syntax  
>highlighting (which was posted on this list some time ago).  
>Personally I use either the integrated editor in the R GUI or Emacs  
>(Carbon Emacs 22.0.50 to be more precise). Both have good R  
>integration (i.e. not just syntax highlighting, but also auto- 
>completion of functions, objects and argument lookup). The integrated  
>R GUI editor is more suitable for beginners, Emacs is ... well,  
>Emacs :) powerful if you know how to use it (and it's the only one  
>with Rd mode AFAIK). I have also heard that SubEthaEdit is a really  
>good editor with R syntax highlighting support, but never used it  
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