[R-SIG-Mac] Questions regarding R + Aquamacs + ESS

Federico Calboli f.calboli at imperial.ac.uk
Sun Sep 20 09:53:56 CEST 2009

On 19 Sep 2009, at 09:07, johannes rara wrote:

> Thanks for the response. One reason is that I would like to learn
> Aquaemacs 'cause
> 1. I can use it when I code with perl, python etc.
> 2. I can use it (emacs) also in windows when I have to work with  
> Windows

Yes and no. Aquamacs has a number of keybindings that have been made  
to conform to the Mac standard, so Emacs on a different platform might  
work differently. Mind you, on my linux machines I prefer Xemacs  
because it has more menues than emacs, so I do bypass part of the  
probel of different keybidings. Having said that, using the 'sane'  
keybindings of aquamacs is such a joy I'd never go back.


> 3. Everyone is talking about how good emacs is; it would be nice to
> see if that is true :-)
> -Johannes
> 2009/9/19 Gerald Jurasinski <terhorab at mac.com>:
>> Dear Johannes,
>> When you come from XP and used R with Tinn-R Why don't you try The  
>> standard
>> R-Gui that comes with the R binaries. I find it very intuitive and  
>> easy to
>> use. Syntax coloring is complete, send line, send selection, and  
>> send all is
>> easy with just one short key (you can set it as you wish in the
>> preferences).
>> Just give it a try.
>> Best regards
>> Gerald
>> Gerald Jurasinski
>> von unterwegs
>> +4915122669441
>> Am 19.09.2009 um 09:34 schrieb johannes rara  
>> <johannesraja at gmail.com>:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have few questions regarding R 2.9.2 + Aquamacs + ESS. I'm moving
>>> from WinXP to Mac (Snow Leopard 10.6.1) and also from Tinn-R to
>>> Aquamacs (1.8c).
>>> 1. Is there syntax highlighting in Aqaumacs? Now when I open .R file
>>> only the lines starting with comment mark (#), quoted words etc. are
>>> shown in color. What about R:s reserved words? In Tinn-R these words
>>> where shown blue. Is there this kind of functionality in Aquamacs?
>>> 2. When I evaluate an area of R code (send it to R), I press C-c C- 
>>> r.
>>> If the area is e.g. 50 lines, I would like that the cursor in the  
>>> ESS
>>> windows goes into an end (like pressing C-c M-r) and I don't have to
>>> jump back into the code window. How can I achieve this?
>>> 3. It seems to bit complicated to keep pressing C-c all the time, is
>>> there a way to make a shortcut key (e.g when pressing Alt-S an  
>>> area of
>>> code is sent to ESS-window (into R)
>>> 4. Is there a way to split code window and ESS-window (R) vertically
>>> (side to side)? The default split is horizontally.
>>> Thanks!
>>> -Johannes
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Federico C. F. Calboli
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