[R-SIG-Mac] R editor for Mac

cstrato cstrato at aon.at
Sat Jan 29 14:04:55 CET 2011

Dear All,

Although this question was asked and answered many times, one editor was 
never mentioned:

As a long-time Mac user I prefer "nedit" for the following reasons:

- it was developed by people who wanted to have a Mac-like editor on Linux

- it is almost as powerful as emacs but much easier to use and much faster

- it has built-in syntax highlighting for many languages

- it has also syntax highlighting for R, simply install "R-5.3.pats" 
(which I attach)

- it is incredible fast, e.g.:

   -- it can open text files of sizes larger than 500 MB in few seconds
      (e.g. the Affymetrix annotation file 

   -- searching such large files is also incredible fast

   -- it opens a C++ source code with 10,000 lines immediately (in 
contrast to emacs)

For these reasons I use nedit daily since more than 10 years on both 
Linux and Mac.

Best regards
C.h.r.i.s.t.i.a.n   S.t.r.a.t.o.w.a
V.i.e.n.n.a           A.u.s.t.r.i.a
e.m.a.i.l:        cstrato at aon.at

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