[Live-demo] R Studio on OSGeo Live

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Tue Jun 7 07:59:39 PDT 2016

On 06/07/2016 02:55 AM, Barry Rowlingson wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 10:39 AM, Robin Lovelace <rob00x at gmail.com> wrote:
>> RStudio is by far and above the best open source option.
>  [citation needed]
> I'm more productive running R in emacs-ess mode. You might struggle to
> find the "Open File" menu item there.
> If there's a text editor with some R-mode syntax highlighting that
> runs when you click a .R file in the file browser then I think that's
> probably sufficient. I'd rather see 500Mb more of useful data sets on
> OSGeo Live than RStudio.
> Barry

Yes, many text editors are capable of syntax highlighting R. There's
even a plugin for an R shell in Gedit (though last I used a couple of
years ago it would lock up a little too much).

I agree Rstudio is currently the best IDE for R, but also way too big
for inclusion currently. If unbundling of it's a dependencies happens we
can revisit.


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