[R] Windows RGui line editing

OKB (not okblacke) brenbarn at brenbarn.net
Wed Sep 16 21:03:12 CEST 2009

    	I've been using Tinn-R with RGui on Windows for quite some time 
now, but it's very irritating how the Windows RGui allows only very 
rudimentary line-editing.  I can't even use shift-arrow key to select 

    	I searched through the archives and found what seemed to be a few 
people asking about this, but I couldn't find a clear answer.  I saw 
some references in the docs to Windows not having readline support, but 
it's hard for me to understand the relevance of that, since clearly 
there are gazillions of Windows programs that offer full line-editing 
controls (e.g., text editors, Python's IDLE).

    	So, basically my question is, is there some way to use R on Windows 
with full-featured line editing?  Like some other R interface than RGui, 
or some kind of wrapper?  Or is it really the case that every person who 
uses R on Windows just suffers with this limited functionality?

--OKB (not okblacke)
Brendan Barnwell
"Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go, instead, where there is
no path, and leave a trail."
	--author unknown

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