[ESS] Emacs/ESS is missing that feature
spinuvit at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 22:43:46 CEST 2013
>> Andreas Leha <andreas.leha at med.uni-goettingen.de>
>> on Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:45:19 +0200 wrote:
> Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> writes:
>>> 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.
> Yes, I am aware of that function and I do indeed use that extensively.
> For me, these summaries, head, etc suffice and are more than handy.
> But still, while discussing my analyses with the client, the client is
> usually not familiar with the different summaries and likes to see the
> data. In these situations, I (far too) often write data to a csv which
> I than open in a spreadsheet program.
> I would love to see a better possibility to present a larger data set
> from within emacs. Ideally without leaving ess, or via the csv route.
This is a dream project for me. Proper data handling and manipulation
with slicing/reshaping/viewporting + plot and generation of summaries. I
never started it as it would require a considerably more advanced
sub-process communication protocol than what we have now in
ESS. Something along swank or, better, nrepl. This is a priority
Another project, for which I already have a name, ess-analyze, is an
menu/keyboard/helm/yas driven statistical analysis toolboxes,
incorporating, for begging, the functionality available in R-commander
and Deducer, but without annoying menus and click-button interfaces.
As to image in emacs, it should be indeed easy, now that emacs builds
with image-magic it is really worth a serious try.
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