[R-SIG-Mac] Linux user asks: What about that Editor you have built-in. Can we compile it too?

Ralph O'Brien, PhD obrienralph at gmail.com
Sun May 17 14:57:52 CEST 2009

I use the nice java GUI "JGR" for both my own use and in teaching. See

Like R itself, JGR offers a single, free tool that works across all 3
platforms (but I have not used it with Linux).

I have extracted and attached the relevant pages from Bob Muenchen's
excellent 2009 Springer book, "R for SAS and SPSS Users," which I even
recommend--heartily--to statistical computing virgins. This book has lots of
down-to-earth information illustrated with good examples--including stuff I
have not found in other books in this niche. See

Ralph O'Brien
Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Case Western Reserve University

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 3:59 PM, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I use Linux only and have been teaching students with Emacs & ESS.
> Lately, we've had some troubles with that combination that are not
> solved, and it has caused me to look about for alternatives.
> One of my students has a Macintosh and he showed me that the R that he
> installed came with an editor that does what we need. The
> command-shift sends lines over.
> So I started to wonder: why can't we compile that Editor in Linux?  If
> a Mac is really BSD Unix with a layer of libraries, it should be
> possible.  There are GNUstep libraries to duplicate much of the
> NextStep framework, but I have not studied enough on current Mac
> systems to know how close we might be to building the Mac R editor
> along with R itself.
> I've been Googling and searching in this lists archive and don't find
> much discussion on this.  If anybody has ideas about whether this is
> possible, please advise.
> pj
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> University of Kansas
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