[ml] R IDE options ?

tedward arbzed at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 20:52:51 PDT 2011


If you like vim and use OSX, give macvim a shot.
It's the greatest!

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 8:44 PM, Josh Myer <josh at joshisanerd.com> wrote:

> Cool, I hadn't seen the vim plugin.  It looks really good.
>
> Since we've gotten a long way from gedit*, I'm a big fan of the Emacs ESS
> mode, which is very, very similar (suspiciously so: they're clearly drawing
> from the same features list, dunno who was first or who they're both
> copying, but they're good features).
>
> I like Rstudio because it does an incredible job of showing what the fuck
> the return value of your last command actually was.  Having something doing
> str() for me all the time is incredibly helpful when sorting out weird
> issues.  And/or figuring out what R is doing behind the scenes.
>
> For example, an exercise: you already have a histogram of data, built in
> perl/python/intercal.  Plot it as a proper histogram in R, without using
> rep().  It's not that hard, but is far from obvious, and RStudio is really
> helpful for nudging you in the right direction.
>
> MASS is helpful for learning R (and some statistics), and the R Cookbook is
> really good, but nothing is nearly as comprehensive as you want it to be
> when you're trying to figure out anything but the basics.
> --
> /jbm
>
> * I hadn't posted because the original question was about gedit, which
> isn't an editor people who know vim or emacs typically use on OS X (vim is,
> well, vim, and Aquamacs is the best emacs I've used in a very long time).
>
> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 8:34 PM, Idris Raja <idris.raja at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I like writing my R code in VIM and using the R-VIM plugin to move the
>> code to an R terminal for execution. much better than RStudio imho.
>>
>> See below for the plugin and an example video.
>>
>> http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2628
>>
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHKVMqdZWXk
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 9:05 PM, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 9:49 AM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> I tried RKWard once:
>>>>
>>>> http://rkward.sourceforge.net/
>>>>
>>>> It looked ok, haven't gone back to it. On linux I just use
>>>> gedit with the command line. It kind of sucks but oh well.
>>>>
>>>
>>> just install the Rgedit plugin ! It's great ! You are one step away from
>>> greatness !
>>>
>>> http://rgedit.sourceforge.net/
>>>
>>>   mike
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:41 AM, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> > I am trying the gedit plugin Rgedit, it is pretty nice. gedit is a
>>>> gnome
>>>> > linux app but I am using it in gtk  based lxde light desktop, it is
>>>> fast on
>>>> > my old g4 mac (compiling lib with altivec autovectorizing of course).
>>>> >
>>>> > Tried Rstudio on MacOS (not a Debian package), it is not giving me
>>>> access to
>>>> > macports R I want, I would try building it my self if I can.
>>>> >
>>>> > Brian
>>>> >
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