[R] FW: S+ Script Files for R???

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon May 12 13:53:26 CEST 2003

On Mon, 12 May 2003, Douglas Beare wrote:

> > I'm trying to get a bunch of hardened S+ users to switch to R.  They won't
> > move because they have got addicted to the S+ (.ssc)
> > scripting files, available for MS windows versions.  In these files you
> > highlight the code you want to execute by mouse, press an arrow in the
> > menu, and it fires it off to the S+ compiler directly. 

Scripts shown via the `Display file' option in R for Windows do that
(via Ctrl-V). It's not a compiler but an interpreter, BTW.

> >  Is such a facility
> > actually available for Linux/Windows and Unix versions of R? Is there
> > something similar out there?

Not AFAIK for non-GUI versions of R (nor of S-PLUS).  But various editors 
provide such a facility: see 

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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