Dear R users,
in the last weeks I've looked for a better R integration into TM.
Finally I came up with these three bundles:
In principal I rewrote all commands to be more flexible and to avoid
to call R to get some information (except for the command 'Tidy').
I.e to show e.g. a function signature/help/insert a function
parameter/completion etc. the command will look for it within R's
help file system. This is not only faster but also one has now access
to all installed packages. In addition to that these commands also
parse the entire R script for function declarations.
Please note if a command using that index will be invoked for the
first time or if you deleted or installed a package the index file
will be rebuilt, and this takes some milliseconds.
I also fine-tuned Rmate. Now all plot are displayed inside of the
output window as thumbnails (click on it to open; drag it to save it
as pdf). Furthermore now it is also possible to send a very large R
script to Rmate. By using the old approach Rmate's pipe overflowed.
2) R Console (Rdaemon)
I fine-tuned the entire Rdaemon. I used it many days and it turned
out it's stable, fast, and you're more flexible once you understood
the underlying philosophy. In other words it makes really fun. Of
course, R is rather complex and I'm sure that I missed some things.
3) R Console (R.app)
In that bundle you will find all commands to remote the standard R.app.
Both Console bundles are extensions to the R bundle, meaning they
make usage of commands, snippets, etc. defined in the R bundle.
For each bundle I tried to write an help file. In beforehand sorry
for my terrible English, it's fast written and not yet proof-read.
The best thing to start is to read the help file and have a look at
the bundle menus.
Before installing these bundles please backup the 'old' R bundle
(maybe, what I did is a flop ;) and delete the bundles R and - if it
exists - Rdaemon; quit TM; start TM; and then install the new bundles.
All these bundles have beta status. Thus I would be very appreciated
if someone could test them and give me any feedback regarding:
-what doesn't work
-what is illogical or unclear
-bad arrangement or key binding
-what's missing/wrong/unclear in the help file
plus what Mac OSX version, ppc or intel, which R version
If Allan is back I will upload the new R bundle to the repository and
both Console bundles to the test repository.