tool bar for ESS [R] editing modes?
rossini at blindglobe.net
Tue Jun 11 07:25:07 CEST 2002
>>>>> "stephen" == Stephen Eglen <eglen at pcg.wustl.edu> writes:
stephen> A colleague of mine who users R wants to switch from Windows to Linux;
stephen> under Windows he happily used Win-edt for running and simple editing
stephen> of R scripts. He particularly liked the toolbar in Win-edt for
stephen> sending a line or region to a running R process.
stephen> The only alternative to ESS under linux that I could see is the
stephen> editing mode for Kate, the KDE editor
stephen> However, with a redhat 7.3 installation, that R.xml will cause kate to
stephen> crash! It looks like kate is still undergoing rapid development, and
stephen> updated rpm's are not available yet, so I don't think I'll go down
stephen> that route.
stephen> So, it is back to Emacs (I tried to get him to use it previously, but
stephen> he was not happy with Emacs!). However, the addition of a tool bar
stephen> may make him feel slightly more "at home". To my knowledge, the R
stephen> editing mode in ESS doesn't have a toolbar. Has anyone ever tried
stephen> making one? I'm thinking it would just have buttons for:
stephen> Save R buffer
stephen> Start an R process
stephen> Send current line to *R* process
stephen> Send current region to *R* process
stephen> which should get him started (and hopefully hooked) on using R.
stephen> has anyone built a toolbar before? I'm guessing it is not that hard,
stephen> and I'm pretty fluent at elisp, but I thought I'd check with the list
stephen> first before starting.
It's pretty simple -- I've gotten hung up by the graphics.
In fact, I've got code for the SAS toolbar for XEmacs, which I need to
integrate. Stephen, if you like, I'll send that to you...
A.J. Rossini Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
U. of Washington Biostatistics rossini at u.washington.edu
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