right-click context menu in RExpression actor
One thing that would make Kepler a more friendly environment for developing analyses would be the ability to highlight an experimental block of code, right-click to reveal a context menu and choose "comment" or "uncomment", then re-run the script. This would work with both the pc and the mac (with a 2-button mouse). A mac w/out mouse uses Alt-click I believe. The comment character in R is "#".
#1 Updated by ben leinfelder over 12 years ago
the best solution for adding a feature like code commenting would be to use an external editor.
there's apparently a way to hook into emacs by adding a special java argument on the Kepler start up, but I've note tried this yet. It would be very nice if it were "easier" to just select from a list of possible editors installed on any given system.
I think it's unlikely that we'll be adding the comment code feature to the R actor in that it uses ptolemy base classes and the editor is used for all sorts of text editing - not just R.