[ESS] Keybind for "evaluate a multiline command"?

Alexander Engelhardt alexander.w.engelhardt at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 09:11:08 CET 2015

Hello list,

with the help of library(magrittr), my code becomes more and more 
structured in multiline commands, e.g.:


babynames %>%
     filter(name %>% substr(1, 3) %>% equals("Ste")) %>%
     group_by(year, sex) %>%
     summarize(total = sum(n)) %>%
     qplot(year, total, color = sex, data = ., geom = "line") %>%
     add(ggtitle('Names starting with "Ste"')) %>%

I am using shift-enter per line, thereby torturing my enter key when 
running these long commands. Is there a way for ESS to recognize these 7 
lines are one command and run them with only one shift-enter?

I know of ess-eval-region-or-function-or-paragraph-and-step , which 
would run that whole thing in one go, but then it would also execute 
subsequent commands (the "head(iris)" in above snippet) that are not 
separated by a newline.

So ideally, I am looking for a command to bind to shift-enter that would 
run the above thing in six hits: one per library, one for the multiline 
command, and one for the head(iris).

If that doesn't exist, I'll use 
ess-eval-region-or-function-or-paragraph-and-step, which would force me 
to use more newlines in my code, but has the advantage of running all 
the library commands with one hit.

Best wishes,

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