[R-SIG-Mac] please recommend an editor (Hai Lin)
jmc at r-project.org
Sun Dec 11 18:12:24 CET 2005
Simon Urbanek wrote:
>On Dec 7, 2005, at 6:58 AM, Bill Rising wrote:
>>On Dec 6, 2005, at 6:42, Ken Beath wrote:
>>>I use TextWrangler http://www.barebones.com as a general editor. It's
>>>free and fairly powerful. I haven't set up any integration with R,
>>>but this should be possible if someone wants to do some work, as
>>>there are possibilities for source colouring, applescripting and
>>>plugin extensions. I just save the files and then Source File in R.
>>I'm a big fan of emacs. On the mac Aquaemacs allows avoiding some
>>of the odd keystrokes that emacs normally requires.
>FWIW you can avoid that in any emacs - that's what .emacs is for ;).
>I prefer the 'real' emacs compiled as Carbon app which is really
>stable and behaves as it should - the other clones sometimes don't so
>I'd avoid them.
"Which emacs?" is the source of huge flames (firestorms ?) on the
macosx-emacs lists, of course. Aquaemacs is good at providing a natural
Mac feel & compatibility; if you mainly do a variety of tasks on Mac OS
X I find it helps your interactions go smoothly. And recent versions
have been better at stability. The maintainers are very responsive,
almost as good as the Mac R team ;-).
OTOH if you do emacs on different platforms a lot, then you may find
Aquaemacs disconcerting. (I'm more in the former camp these days, but
sympathize with both.)
>I guess I'll make an 'editors for R' page on the OS X
>wiki when I get back and we can put stuff like this there ...
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