Tutorial: Emacs Speaks Statistics
Eglen, Department of Applied Mathematics and
Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK.
This tutorial will introduce the emacs environment, ESS (Emacs
Speaks Statistics), for editing R code and interacting with R.
Show new users the advantages of using ESS and emacs.
Show existing users newly-developed tools, such as those
for literate programming (both Sweave and Org-babel).
Introduction (5 minutes)
Using Emacs (45 minutes)
Using ESS (60 minutes)
Exercise 1: ESS
Exercise 2: Sweave
Emacs extensions, including Org-babel (40 minutes)
Emacs Lisp and customization (20 minutes)
Future directions for ESS, wrap-up (10 minutes)
Attendees should have a working knowledge of R. Some previous
experience with Emacs is helpful, but not essential. Bring your
laptop with you to complete the exercises. Please install R on
it, and if possible, Emacs and ESS. Precompiled Emacs+ESS
bundles for Windows and Mac are available on the ESS home page
We hope to attract both new users and provide a base for
existing users to swap ideas and discuss future plans for ESS.
Material for Participants
Some material for the tutorial is now available here
Please check here for up to date tutorial resources.
ESS home page