[ESS] [R] is it safe to replace every "<-" by "=" in R code?

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Mon Jan 14 03:17:12 CET 2008

>From: Jonathan Baron <baron at psych.upenn.edu>
>Date: 2008/01/13 Sun PM 07:46:04 CST
>To: "Richard M. Heiberger" <rmh at temple.edu>
>Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch, 'Nasser Abbasi' <nma at 12000.org>
>Subject: Re: [R] is it safe to replace every "<-" by "="

Hi Jonathan: I realize that your comment was to the R-list but, since you brought that up, do you know how to actually type a real underscore in ESS for cases where you want to, for example, type seq_along ? I just started using ESS a few weeks ago and it's great but I noticed that recently and I had to comment a line, make the seq_along on it and then copy it somwhere else.  

also, is there a way to shade a region of code 
( for  when you want to run a region ) without using the mouse ?  I like avoiding the mouse if it's possible

Thanks to Sundar and Spencer for getting me into ESS
and of course to the people who built ESS !!!!
It's quite neat and I probably only know 1% of it.



>I think it is worth pointing out that, if you use ESS with (X)emacs,
>" <- " (with spaces) is produced when you type "_".  It requires only two
>keystrokes (shift and -), and the spaces are done for you. The = sign
>requires three because you need to type the spaces on each side.
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>and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

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