[ESS] project management in Emacs / ESS / R

Kevin Wright kw@@t@t @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Sep 4 15:28:51 CEST 2015

When I do use RStudio, I don't use projects.  I don't save history,
don't save Rdata, etc.  So I also am curious about which features of
projects are desirable.  Personally, I'd rather see work done to
polish different aspects of ESS :
One-click Rnw -> open PDF.  (Takes 3 steps for me.)
One-click Rmd -> open html.  (I've got this working.)
Template for new Rmd files.  (I use template library for this).


On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 8:17 AM, Tamas Papp <tkpapp using gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tony,
> Being in a somewhat similar situation, I am also working in R at the
> moment. I am only barely familiar with RStudio projects, and I am not
> sure which features you require (maybe you could elaborate?), but for my
> needs, git + Emacs + org-mode + ESS works fine. In org-babel, you can
> use sessions on a section-specific basis.
> Best,
> Tamas
> On Fri, Sep 04 2015, A.J. Rossini <blindglobe using gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear all -
>> After spending too much time with archaic languages which are archaic
>> (SAS) and living in the future (Common Lisp) I'm back to R for work
>> related programming.
>> I had to use RStudio at first for various collaboration (and deadline)
>> reasons, and while I found it adequate, it was clunky and inefficient
>> for me.   However, it had a reasonable project management accelerator,
>> and I enjoyed that.
>> What, if any, is the current best-practices for doing something like
>> the RStudio projects in ESS/Emacs?   I know I can go back and hack the
>> CEDET tools again, but there ought to be something less general,
>> restricted mainly on managing sets of files and displays.
>> (I also can just do what I did before, but why waste microseconds
>> typing for the UI when I can save them for R and ESS hacking?)
>> best,
>> -tony
>> blindglobe using gmail.com
>> Muttenz, Switzerland.
>> "Commit early,commit often, and commit in a repository from which we
>> can easily roll-back your mistakes" (AJR, 4Jan05).
>> Drink Coffee:  Do stupid things faster with more energy!
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