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

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at pdf.com
Mon May 12 16:26:45 CEST 2003

	  How do you handle the S-Plus commands that don't work in R (or 
produce different results)?  My current favorite is as follows:

	  if(is.null(version$language)){S-Plus} else{R}

If R, I can, for example, define a function "survReg <- survreg", then 
use my S-Plus script.

hth.  spencer graves

Pfaff, Bernhard wrote:
> Douglas Beare wrote:
>>>Hi List,
>>>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.  Is such a facility
>>>actually available for Linux/Windows and Unix versions of R? Is there
>>>something similar out there?
>>>Doug Beare
> Not directly within R, but you can set up an editor to allow this kind 
> of features.
> The recommended one is Emacs with ESS, but there are others as well 
> (with different amounts of support).
> See http://cran.r-project.org/other-software.html and 
> http://www.sciviews.org/_rgui/.
> Uwe Ligges
> In case you should decide using Emacs with ESS you can include the following
> lines in your ".emacs" startup-file:
> (global-set-key [f1] 'ess-eval-line)
> (global-set-key [f2] 'ess-eval-region)
> with this, you can execute your code line- or region-wise by hitting the f1
> or f2 key, respectively; making things even more convenient, rather than
> remembering and executing: C-c C-j or C-c M-r or mouse-clicking.
> Bernhard 
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