[ESS] ESS, R, speedbar: suggestion for documentation

Ramon Diaz-Uriarte rdiaz02 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 15:07:28 CEST 2013

Thanks for the suggestion, Vitalie. Added as suggested (though I changed
the "-" by mistake ;-( ).



P.D: thanks for the mention of ess-build-tags-for-directory; I did not
know about it.

On Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:34:07 +0200,Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Ramon, 

> That is nice idea indeed, but I wonder if it would be more appropriate
> to put it on the Wiki? There are many other tools out there that might
> be useful with R-ESS and they are changing all the time. I think it is
> much more efficient to outsource this part of the documentation to the
> crowds:)

> I think a whole section like "Code navigation and inspection" is
> warranted. Here I would include references to "helm" and imenu-anywhere
> and also inbuilt ess-build-tags-for-directory (C-c C-e t) and find-tag
> (M-.).

> I have just done that reorganized our wiki page
>   http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/EmacsSpeaksStatistics

> and added a link to yet non-existing ESSspeedbar page. Would you mind
> adding your text to this page?

>     Thanks, 
>     Vitalie

>  >> Ramon Diaz-Uriarte <rdiaz02 at gmail.com>
>  >> on Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:15:08 +0200 wrote:

>  > Dear All,

>  > I wonder if it would make sense to explicitly say in the documentation how
>  > to make speedbar work nicely with R. I spent sometime last night trying to
>  > remember how to do it, but (my use of) google was not particularly useful,
>  > and I could not find anything in the ESS documentation or mailing lists.
>  > Maybe something along the lines

>  > " To make speedbar show an R buffer's functions, variables, etc, you need
>  > to add R to the set of supported extensions; for instance, add to your
>  > .emacs

>  > (speedbar-add-supported-extension ".R")

>  > By default, speedbar will split the list of functions into groups if there
>  > are more than 10. If you do not like this behavior, set the variable
>  > speedbar-tag-regroup-maximum-length to a larger number.

>  > These settings will also work with sr-speedbar
>  > (http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/SrSpeedbar), a mode to make speedbar show
>  > in the current frame.

>  > "

>  > Best,

>  > R.
Ramon Diaz-Uriarte
Department of Biochemistry, Lab B-25
Facultad de Medicina 
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 
Arzobispo Morcillo, 4
28029 Madrid

Phone: +34-91-497-2412

Email: rdiaz02 at gmail.com
       ramon.diaz at iib.uam.es


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