StatET for R – Eclipse based IDE for R

StatET is an Eclipse based IDE (integrated development environment) for R.

It provides an Eclipse-based integrated development environment for the R language and in order to do so also develops components for the integration of R and Java. All typical views and editors required for an R IDE are in scope. Other statistical programming languages are out of scope for this project.

The software offers a set of mature tools for R coding and package building. This includes a fully integrated R Console, Object Browser and R Help System.

Features include:

Editor for R Scripts

  • Syntax highlighting (with custom style groups).
  • Highlight matching bracket and “intelligent doubleclick-strategy” (e.g. selecting content inside brackets).
  • Text folding of Roxygen comments, function definitions and other blocks.
  • Outline showing function-, class- and other definitions (Outline view and Quick Outline).
  • Commenting: toggle comment and add documentation comment (‘##’).
  • Navigating in code: goto matching bracket and structural selection.
  • Correcting of line indentation.
  • Customizable ‘Smart Insert’ mode with
    • Auto indent on typing (new line and brackets).
    • Auto indent when pasting.
    • Automatically close of brackets, infix operators and strings.
  • Content assistant to insert element names, function arguments, Roxygen tags, file paths and more.
  • Marking and renaming occurrences of current variable.
  • Syntax checking as you type.
  • Context sensitive R help and R element information.
  • Further small tools like an action to insert assignment operator (‘<-‘).
  • All features are comfortable customizable under StatET > Source Editors. This includes features provided by Eclipse Platform, e.g. spelling, tabs/spaces.

Advanced Tools for R Scripts

  • Documenting: generator for Roxygen comments for functions and S4 classes.
  • Refactoring: refactoring methods for R code in R projects to improve easily and fast its structure or to convert functions to S4 methods.

Launching/R Console/R Interaction

  • Central configuration of R environments.
    • New integrated console (Rterm and RJ):
    • Queue for non-blocking work flow.
    • Command history.
    • Input line with editing features like in the R Editor and access to history items.
  • Configurable tracking features for history and transcripts.
  • Object Browser to inspect the elements in R sessions.
  • Launch type for R CMD (as small utility).
  • Hyperlinks to the source file in the console, if syntax errors occurred (and information available).
  • Run R code (submit to R):
    • Complete R-script from R Editor or Project Explorer (without opening the file) directly or via source-command.
    • Current line or selected text from R Editor.
    • Entire commands or function definition.

    (in addition variants with goto console).

  • R Package manager (GUI).

Visual Debugger for R

  • Simple management of breakpoints with automatic update in R; no changes in R script required.
  • Conditional breakpoints.
  • Clearly presented call stack / traceback (Debug View) with direct access to:
    • Variables of the selected frame and
    • Source code and instruction pointer (R Editor), if available.
    • Stepping through the source code.

Graphic Device

StatET provides an integrated graphic device. Beside the integrated graphic device, you can also use several other (OS specific) devices like windows.

and more.

Developer: Walware
License: Eclipse Public License 1.0

StatET is written in Java. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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