[R-SIG-Mac] R editor for Mac
zhouyan at me.com
Sat Jan 29 15:13:52 CET 2011
Holding the option key while selecting text, you can select the columns. This is built into the Mac OS X and available in many Mac "native" text editor like textmate, textwrangler, bbedit, etc, even the system's TextEdit can do that.
Meanwhile Vim can do column selection with the blockwise-visual (CTRL-V is the default shortcuts). I don't use Emacs but heard it can do it, too. So select, copy paste and replace columns is nothing special at all.
On Jan 29, 2011, at 2:04 PM, Gang Chen wrote:
> I use nedit on daily basis because I usually run R on the Mac terminal or
> X11, not in the R GUI window. One feature I like nedit most is that I can
> select, copy, paste, and replace columns. Anybody know whether such a
> feature is available in other editors such as TextWrangler?
> Thanks a lot for sharing the syntax highlighting file, Christian! I'll try
> it out soon. Do you know if there is any way to execute a highlighted
> portion of the R code in nedit?
> On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 8:04 AM, cstrato <cstrato at aon.at> wrote:
>> 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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