[ESS] Viewing the contents of the object at point

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 18:46:33 CEST 2013

 >> Giuseppe Pagnoni <gpagnoni at gmail.com>
 >> on Mon, 1 Jul 2013 17:54:51 +0200 wrote:

 > Dear all,
 > I would like to know whether there is a command that while in a code buffer
 > can send the object under cursor to the ESS window, so that it prints out
 > the object's content there. 

C-c C-d C-e C-e C-e C-e ... 

See the doc string of how to customize the commands.

 > This is a very useful feature to have while checking code line by
 > line (the R plugin in Vim has something like this), so I was very
 > surprised that I was not able to find any information about this in
 > the ESS manual or by searching the web.

 > Am I not looking in the right places, or such a feature is indeed not
 > currently present in ESS?

Some small things like this are not documented in the docs. As emacs is
self documented the first thing to do when you start with a mode is to
C-c C-h, then C-c C-d C-h, then C-c C-e C-h etc


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