Code Enhancers or IDE for R

This page lists code editors (or IDE)

1) Notepad++

Notepad++ to R (use F8 run code from Notepad++ itself)

XML Plugin for Auto Completion of Syntax in R (instructions in the post

Download File-

and put it into C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs (or Equivalent Notepad++\Plugins\API folder)

Use the auto completion feature in Notepad++



2) Tinn-R

3) Eclipse Plugin for R- StatET

JRE Download-

Eclipse Download-

StatET Page

Additional Reading


4) VIM with R Plugin

Download VIM and Install

Download R Plugin (with installation instructions)

Download Python

or eg. (

Download Pywin32 (corresponding to version of Python above)

or eg.

5) Highlight

RStudio runs on all major platforms, and can even be run on a server and accessed remotely using a web browser:

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Mac OS X
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Over the Web

RStudio integrates all of the tools you use while working with R into a single customizable environment:

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Source, Console, Workspace, and Plots
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Tabbed Source Editor
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Customized for Coding
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Customized for Plotting

RStudio includes a variety of powerful coding tools designed to enhance your productivity:

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Searchable History
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Code Completion
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Execute From Source
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Code Transformations

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  • Experience a modern development environment for the R language with a syntax-aware Script Editor with highlighting, indentation, and more.
  • Improve R programming proficiency with hover-over help, word completion and customizable “code snippets” to automate common R programming tasks.
  • Streamline interactions with the R language with a fully-featured command-line editor and object browser.
  • Create quality R code, faster with a full-featured visual debugger with one-click breakpoints and step-processing.
  • Manage complex development projects with a Solution Explorer to organize data files, scripts and outputs. Save, load and switch projects with ease.
  • Help Teams Collaborate and Control Changes with open source Subversion version control software.
  • Available for the Microsoft Windows platform only

Key Features of the R Productivity Environment:

  • Full-featured Visual Debugger for debugging R scripts, with call stack window and step-in, step-over, and step-out capability.
  • Enhanced Script Editor with hover-over help, word completion, find-across-files capability, automatic syntax checking, bookmarks, and navigation buttons.
  • Run Selection, Run to Line and Run to Cursor evaluation
  • R Code Snippets to automatically generate fill-in-the-blank sections of R code with tooltip help.
  • Object Browser showing available data and function objects (including those in packages), with context menus for plotting and editing data.
  • Solution Explorer for organizing, viewing, adding, removing, rearranging, and sourcing R scripts.
  • Customizable Workspace with dockable, floating, and tabbed tool windows.
  • Version Control Plug-in available for the open source Subversion version control software.

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