[R-SIG-Mac] R editor for Mac

Christophe Dutang dutangc at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 11:25:15 CET 2011

One can also use aquamacs with ESS: http://aquamacs.org/features.shtml, but I find it quite slow compared to the built-in editor. 

Christophe Dutang
Ph.D. student at ISFA, Lyon, France
website: http://dutangc.free.fr

Le 27 janv. 2011 à 11:10, Timothy Bates a écrit :

> 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
>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> Dr. Andrew Beckerman
>> Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
>> University of Sheffield
>> Sheffield S10 2TN
>> UK
>> a.beckerman at sheffield.ac.uk
>> http://www.beckslab.staff.shef.ac.uk
>> 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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