[ESS] knitr

Yihui Xie xie at yihui.name
Sat Jun 2 16:48:40 CEST 2012

I asked knitr users about the ESS support and here is one contribution
from them: http://sjp.co.nz/posts/emacs-ess-knitr/ It seems to be in
rough edges, but should be a good proof of concept.

I will be glad if knitr is going to the official ESS. As Vitalie
mentioned, the noweb support can be backend independent, so that users
can define how to weave the Rnw file.

Or you can take an even further step to support other file formats
like R HTML, R Markdown, R reStructuredText, ... (knitr supports all
of them) It will be cool to be able to knit() and preview an HTML file
with ESS. From our experience, LaTeX really stopped many people from
playing with literate programming with R.


Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
Phone: 515-294-2465 Web: http://yihui.name
Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
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On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 5:01 AM, Stephen Eglen <S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> With useR 2012 coming soon, can someone report back on what the
> community feels about packages like knitr, as an alternative to sweave?
> I see that Rstudio recently built in support for knitr, should we try
> the same for ESS?  Or is it too early to tell?
>  http://www.r-bloggers.com/new-version-of-rstudio-v0-96/
> Stephen

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