[R] Where to put source code?

Romain Francois romain.francois at dbmail.com
Fri Aug 21 12:44:32 CEST 2009


You might be interested in :
   - this (out of date) page : http://www.sciviews.org/_rgui/
   - this (not yet filled) page : 

for a list of potential guis/text editor you can use to write your R code.


On 08/21/2009 12:06 PM, Peter Meilstrup wrote:
> I'm trying to move from Matlab to R, and I'm stuck even getting
> started. This sounds to me like the dumbest question in the world
> but... how does one put R source code in files? Over the last three
> days I've gone front to back through the Introduction to R and the R
> Language Definition, and while I'm excited that the language is so
> Lispish, none of what I read described how to write a function, save
> the source code in a file, and have it be usable other than directly
> entering the function definition at the command prompt.
> How do you edit your functions, where do you put the source files that
> contain your functions, how do you tell R to use function definitions
> from a particular file? How do you make incremental changes to your
> functions while debugging?
> I have not gone into the documentation about writing "packages" and
> "extensions" other than to glance at them and decide that can't
> POSSIBLY be the answer I'm looking for.
> I'm just looking for the local equivalent of (in matlab) writing a
> function, saving it as functionName.m and then being able to call
> functionName(). Or in Python of writing a module.py and then typing
> "import module" at the prompt.
> Again this feels like an extraordinarily stupid question. But for some
> weird reason I'm coming up with nothing in the FAQ or in Rseek.
> Peter

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