[R-SIG-Mac] R editor for Mac

Timothy Bates tim.bates at ed.ac.uk
Thu Jan 27 11:10:20 CET 2011

I agree the built-in editor works well.

I’ll add that I work entirely in Textmate.

In addition to the built-in editor’s features such as command execution, it offers

Flexible execution (run in R.app; run in a daemon, return to clipboard, return to this document, return as tool-tip etc
Snippets (your own tab-completable smart-typing function insertion)
Commands: convert a list of numbers to an Rvector  or matrix; drop-down menu for par() parameters (cmd-;)… the list is endless and incredibly helpful
Code-folding (so you can collapse long function etc.
Wide choice of syntax highlighting schemes

On 26 Jan 2011, at 8:27 PM, Andrew Beckerman wrote:

> Kristina
> The mac installation of R comes with a brilliant script editor built right in.
> Just start R, choose file->new to open a script and you are away. 
> There is line numbering, coloured context for functions etc, smart brackets and quotes and keystrokes to send the code you select to the console:
> cmd+return to send selected text or the line you are on.
> You've got all you need to get started quickly (and perhaps all you need), courtesy of the excellent development team for the mac.
> Good luck.
> Andrew
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> On 26 Jan 2011, at 20:16, Kristina Krsteva wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have never used R before and I need to use it for a time series graduate
>> course AND i have a mac. I know tinn-R is a great text editor for R that
>> works on Windows but is there anything comparable to it for a Mac? I have
>> read multiple threads and my current findings are that there is really
>> nothing like tinn-R for a mac and that TextMate comes close (but
>> unfortunately this costs), some have said that they like the internal editor
>> as well. I would like to use a more "user-friendly" editor, if possible, and
>> I've been searching for hours now trying to figure out what to download and
>> start learning, until I stumbled upon this mailing list and was wondering if
>> someone could guide me and tell me what would be the most feasible option
>> for an editor and save me some time:)
>> Thank you so much,
>> k
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