[R-SIG-Mac] Tab setting in R.app editor

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sat Jun 9 22:56:21 CEST 2012

On Jun 9, 2012, at 11:11 AM, David Winsemius wrote:

> On Jun 9, 2012, at 5:03 AM, Hans-Jörg Bibiko wrote:
>> On Jun 9, 2012, at 2:05 AM, zListserv wrote:
>>> Is there a way to change to default tab stop setting from the  
>>> present 4 characters (stops at 5, 9, etc) to 8 characters (stops  
>>> at 9, 17, etc)?
>> Yes,
>> you can set it by executing the following line in the Terminal:
>> defaults write org.R-project.R  "R Script Editor tab width" 8
> Thanks, Hans for that taste of customization. And thanks for all  
> your work on R.app.
> Is there a more general list of features that could be adjusted? Is  
> the Script Editor built on a platform that is more generally used  
> and might have external documentation?

After looking around a bit more it looks to me that the Script Editor  
is its own entity. I found this list of PreferenceKeys in which "R  
Script Editor tab width" is one instance:


Am I correct in assuming these are stored in a .plist file?

David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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