[ESS] Emacs/ESS is missing that feature

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Jul 12 18:39:34 CEST 2013

On 07/12/2013 12:58 AM, Andreas Leha wrote:
> I go first and list two obvious ones:
> 1. an internal graphics buffer

I would like to see this as well.  Of course, you can fake it by
having R produce plots in .pdf/.png/etc. and using emacs/DocView to
display them.  Maybe ESS could be of some assistance with a wrapper.

> 2. decent support to display large tables/data.frames (or .csv files)

Did you try C-c C-d C-e?

C-c C-d C-e runs the command ess-describe-object-at-point, which is an
interactive compiled Lisp function in `ess-help.el'.

It is bound to C-c C-d e, C-c C-d C-e.


Get info for object at point, and display it in an electric buffer or 
This is an electric command (see `ess--execute-electric-command').

If region is active (`region-active-p') use it instead of the
object at point.

After invocation of this command, all standard emacs commands,
except those containing 'window' in their names, remove the
electric *ess-describe* buffer. Use `other-window' to switch to
*ess-describe* window.

Customize `ess-describe-at-point-method' if you wan to display
the description in a tooltip.

See also `ess-R-describe-object-at-point-commands' (and similar
option for other dialects).

Rodney Sparapani, PhD  Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research
Sr. Biostatistician               http://www.mcw.edu/pcor
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