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Using R with Emacs and ESS

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A few years ago I ditched the spreadsheet in favour of writing code in R. During the process I learnt a valuable lesson: The steeper the learning curve, the larger the reward. My time invested in learning R has paid off in spades, and I now use the R language for all my numerical and qualitative analysis. Most data scientists solve data problems with the R language using the RStudio IDE, a free and open-source Integrated Development Environment. Although RStudio is a great product, like all other software products, it’s functionality is limited to doing one thing well. Since last year I use Emacs and once again the rule that a steep learning curve has a valuable reward has come true. Emacs is the Swiss army chainsaw of productivity, the ultimate killer app and also one of the oldest active…
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