[ESS] [OT] Best Practices Emacs / ESS Mini-Webinars

Chris Wallace cew54 @end|ng |rom c@m@@c@uk
Tue Dec 29 11:22:33 CET 2020

I haven't edited the colledit because no one would recognise my initials!

But I use doom Emacs, and run R via ESS over tramp. Happy to help with either topic.


On 28 Dec 2020, 22:38, at 22:38, Dirk Eddelbuettel via ESS-help <ess-help using r-project.org> wrote:
>Hi Stephen,
>On 28 December 2020 at 16:23, Stephen Bond wrote:
>| I have been struggling with trying to follow the steps in
>| https://r-pkgs.org/ and the best thing would be to have a similar
>| online book showing the steps with ESS. the Hadley book is chained to
>| RStudio and they assume everybody uses RStudio, so many examples do
>| work as expected when run inside ESS/emacs. there is also some
>Let's step back. Some of us have been building packages for longer than
>either the book or RStudio existed. The canonical reference is still
>FWIW I distilled (short) command-line wrappers off it too, so I use
>   build.r      # create a tar.gz
>   rcc.r        # check the tar.gz (using rcmdcheck::rcmdcheck)
>   check.r      # check the tar.gz (more like R CMD check)
>   install.r    # install it
>and so on _all the time_ often in a bash shell / tmux session. The
>are also all callable from Emacs/ESS as commands and e.g. I always do
>compile-command (i.e. C-x C-c, then calling render.r) to process
>For package building many other people also use devtools; I understand
>is now integrated with ESS and would be new to me too. There are (as
>many ways to go about this.
>| completely undocumented menus like (Select package for evaluation)
>| mentioned on the official ESS page:
>| https://ess.r-project.org/Manual/ess.html
>| I am willing to help and donate time if you can start with such an
>| online book.
>AFAIK nobody promised a book.  We suggest(ed) and still work on a
>series of
>*short* and *focused* intros to topics. The current list is at
>Package building is but one topic, but it would be great if you could
>with this.
>| Cheers, really happy this may be happening.
>Yes. Let's see if we can pull this off.
>https://dirk.eddelbuettel.com | @eddelbuettel | edd using debian.org
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