[ESS] Emacs/ESS is missing that feature

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 22:47:30 CEST 2013

BTW, there is csv-mode, which chocks on big data, but if you apply it
only on first visible lines it works ok.

There is also vlf and vlfi which stand for view large files
(improved). They work by reading only relevant portions of the data
file. Didn't work on 32bit machine for files > 500 MB for me the last
time I tried. It might have been solved in emacs dev.


 >> Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu>
 >> on Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:00:11 -0500 wrote:

 > On 07/12/2013 02:45 PM, Andreas Leha wrote:
 >> 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.
 >> Regards,
 >> Andreas

 > Well, you can do something like M-x server-start
 > and then in an *R* buffer.

 > data(galaxy)
 > edit(galaxy)

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