[R-SIG-Mac] RGUI 1.19: closing help window problem; Auto-Pair, auto-completion suggestions
bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Fri Apr 27 10:01:24 CEST 2007
I just installed RGUI 1.19. It is really well done! Thanks a lot!
I have three tiny things:
1) If I type e.g. '?mean' the help window appears. Fine. I type APPLE
+W to close it (or with the mouse). It closes.
But: If I want to type my next command, I cannot because the focus is
not set to the R.app console. (Maybe this could be implemented?)
OK. I press APPLE+` to select the R.app console BUT now the help
window appears again!
If I use the mouse clicking into the console it works well. But I'm
usually a keyboard user.
I'm using R 2.5.0 (2007-04-23) GUI 1.19 (4308) on Mac G5 10.4.9 PPC
2) Auto-Pair: I mean if I type 'matrix(' RGUI adds the closing
parathesis automatically. This is very helpful. It also works for
My suggestion is to add this functionality also to ' and ". It is
often the case that I forget a closing ' in commands like source
This is also very helpful! But there are some tiny things to mention:
If I type 'matri' and I press TAB or CTRL+. it suggests 'matrix('.
Fine, but if I press ENTER it inserts a new line as well. OK I can
use ARROWRIGHT, but I think pressing ENTER is more common. The next
is that if I press ARROWRIGHT it inserts 'matrix(' not 'matrix(|)' [|
indicates the cursor]. I believe this would be more straightforward
to do so.
A future topic could be to implement a context specific auto-
completion of parameters for a given command.
Example: I type 'matrix(data, by' and press TAB to auto-complete 'by'
[Maybe 'byrow=' plus a pull-down menu with TRUE, FALSE if the
parameter is boolean ;) ]
Furthermore a pull-down menu of all available parameters used in a
function would be great.
I know to implement such things costs much effort. These suggestions
should only be understood as a kind of stimuli.
Nevertheless to work with RGUI makes really fun!
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