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Re: [Texmacs-dev] keymappings

From: Michael Lachmann
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] keymappings
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 17:28:30 +0200

On 9 Aug 2011, at 4:59PM, Sam Liddicott wrote:

>> An alternative is to have a separate session for each document. This means 
>> that you can't easily share values between documents. The main times I use 
>> this is when I clean up a document, or sum it up - then I open a second, 
>> cleaned document.
> Sharing of sessions between documents scares me. I think because I don't want 
> to clean up a document. For this reason I generally avoid using shell 
> sessions - but a shell is probably much more stateful than an R session.

I'm not totally sure what you mean, but I think R sessions are as stateful as 
shell sessions, if not more. (You have variables/libraries loaded etc, you have 
you current directory, and sessions can be saved/loaded across restarts. They 
are saved in the current directory....)
And you are right - it can be a big mess - within a document, while working, 
the result of a calculation can easily appear before the calculation, because 
you went up, or the calculation could have been erased. A lot of my time is 
wasted hunting up and down a document for where something was calculated.... 
but it also has its benefits, I guess like GOTOs in programming have their 
benefits.... hmm...

But I work with TeXmacs more as a sophisticated terminal for R, not really as a 
way to generate documents with R in them.


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