[R-SIG-Mac] please recommend an editor

Byron Ellis ellis at stat.harvard.edu
Tue Dec 6 23:12:55 CET 2005

Furthermore, if I ever got around to doing anything else with the  
Xcode stuff, it would be aimed towards the package developer and not  
the R user. In my copious spare time, of course.

On Dec 6, 2005, at 8:08 AM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> Kevin,
> 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
> myself.
> Cheers,
> Simon
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Byron Ellis (ellis at stat.harvard.edu)
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