[ESS] need help locating an old thread

Erik Iverson eriki at ccbr.umn.edu
Wed Feb 9 16:57:23 CET 2011

> Well, here's the short version: by communicating using a dedicated
> protocol rather than over text (through the comint-style buffer), it is
> possible to communicate the semantics of certain outputs
> (e.g. evaluation results) rather than having to infer them after the
> fact by depending on a particular form of the prompt, or similar.
> This means that you can do fun things such as have a lattice object (or
> a linear model, or whatever) be presented in an emacs buffer as a
> picture, or a table, or whatever makes sense -- while maintaining the
> association between that buffer representation (text or image) and the
> underlying R (I almost wrote "lisp" :-) object.  

And we could finally display all p-values < 0.05 in *bold* !  ;)

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