[tech-spec] Tinn-R

  • From: Steve Wisdom <swisdom@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tech-spec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 13:28:56 -0400

My last-ever post on editing R scripts  

While stipulating that Emacs is in all respects bigger better faster,
and indeed is an environment in which one could spend nearly 100% of
one's time at the computer, let me mention that I just installed,
tried and like Tinn-R on W*****s XP, mentioned on R-help recently and
new to me.  To my taste it's as useful as R-WinEdt and is free as in
beer.  I can see myself using it extensively, at least based on 30
minutes of testing, and will recommend it around Chair's office

There's no ''install''; it's just a single exe file.  If it detects an
active instance of R-GUI, an R related menu automagically appears in


Features, per the website : 

Tinn supports customizable syntax highlighting for HTML, CSS, PHP,
A*P, A*P.N*T, Perl, C/C++, Java, JavaScript, V******t, SQL and XML by
Enhanced Multiple Document Interface by using a tab page 
Grep-like filter of an open file 
Split screen viewing of files 
RegEx search and replace 
Line numbers 
Column selection 
Multiple undo/redo 
Visible display of tabs and spaces 
Bookmarking capabilities 
Formatting commands for case changing 
Files of nearly any size, you got the RAM, Tinn will use it 
Simple Macro support 
Simple print preview with highlighting 
Tweak the editor's colors and settings 
Block indent with Tab, unindent block with Shift+Tab 
Bracket matching 
Drag and Drop multiple files for editing 
Drag and Drop edit 
Command line support for multiple files 
Search in open files or in a directory 
Highlights opening and closing brackets 
I use ini files for all settings, no registry keys to mess with!

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