[ml] R IDE options ?

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 21:03:40 PDT 2011


Reason I like gedit - intuitive, light on RAM, fast. On a reused Linux
machine, means more left over for real programs to use !

Emacs is great but not so intuitive or simple That's my choice up until now.


Rgedit is not as complex as its web page looks, it surprised me after trying
it that there is much more depth to it. Simplicity and depth both ?

By the way the python plugin is not too bad either.

Rstudio made me mad in osX because it disrespects my macports R.





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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