[R] Linux editor for R+LaTeX, but not Emacs

deepayan.sarkar at gmail.com deepayan.sarkar at gmail.com
Sat Oct 6 23:10:23 CEST 2007

On 10/6/07, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
> On 6 October 2007 at 11:01, Scionforbai wrote:
> | > What features are you missing in emacs that you wish were there?  Are
> | > these ESS features or LaTeX related features?
> |
> | is it only me or has anyone else the problem that running an R process
> | within emacs is way much slower than in a regular terminal/console?
> | (linux here)
> It's just you, and if you think some more about it, you'll see why we are
> all
> grinning.  [ Hint: it can't be slower, outside of ridiculous corner
> sitations
> where there isn't enough ram for Emacs and R at the same time. Or foobared
> setups.  In all normal situations, it'll be the same. ]

Actually, copying multi-line R code (e.g. C-c C-r) is way slower with
ESS if you use Emacs22 (and its derivatives such as AquaMacs). Things
are perfect with Emacs21 though (and I'm sticking with it). Maybe that
explains the discrepancy.


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