[ESS] Configuring Emacs "à la RStudio"

Matthew Fidler matthew.fidler at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 18:33:22 CET 2013

The original ECB was quite broken.  I believe someone else took it over.

It still doesn't have a window for R plots though.

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 9:02 AM, Ista Zahn <istazahn at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 9:33 AM, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
>> On 11/19/2013 05:07 PM, Matthew Fidler wrote:
>>> You could try ecb. That is emacs code browser.
>> Yes, you could.  But, beware.  ecb is the most complicated
>> Emacs "package" that you will ever find.  I put "package"
>> in quotes because it depends on semantic/EIEIO/yada/
>> yada/yada.  I spent several days setting up ecb at work.
>> It takes a lot of time, trial and error to do it right.
> I'm sure that was once true. And I may have just been lucky, but I
> just tried installing it using the package manager in emacs 24 (from
> MELPA), and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the
> out-of-the-box usefulness. Worth a try I say.
> Best,
> Ista
>> After using ecb for 6 months, I gave up because I was loathe
>> to put that much effort into it.  ecb needs some sort of
>> smart default handling like a wizard.  If that exists
>> somewhere, then it could be worth it; otherwise
>> I wouldn't bother.
>> Rodney

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