Notepad++

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Ninja say what!?!
#1
Hi guys,

Just wanted to add some knowledge to the forums. This semester, I was introduced to a free text editor (Notepad++). Has most of the bells and whistles that the nice text editors have (that you'd have to pay for, i.e. highlighting, color, loop lines and colored parentheses to follow, specific languages that it follows), but its free.

With it, I'm able to customize it and install plugins. I've managed so far to link it to R to compile, to a C compiler, and to LaTex.

Its really convenient now that I can run all my programs from one location now. Took me hours to figure out everything, but if anyone is interested, I can show you as well.

http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
 

TheEcologist

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#2
Hi guys,

Just wanted to add some knowledge to the forums. This semester, I was introduced to a free text editor (Notepad++). Has most of the bells and whistles that the nice text editors have (that you'd have to pay for, i.e. highlighting, color, loop lines and colored parentheses to follow, specific languages that it follows), but its free.

With it, I'm able to customize it and install plugins. I've managed so far to link it to R to compile, to a C compiler, and to LaTex.

Its really convenient now that I can run all my programs from one location now. Took me hours to figure out everything, but if anyone is interested, I can show you as well.

http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
Beat you to this one :p
http://www.talkstats.com/showpost.php?p=37897&postcount=27

No but notepad ++ is great, its basically your standard linux editor.. but now on windows! The best thing about it is its lightweight.

It would be useful if you gave the link for your C-compiler and LaTeX add ons.

btw, I'm now using kate (KDE editor).
 

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Beat you to this one :p
http://www.talkstats.com/showpost.php?p=37897&postcount=27

No but notepad ++ is great, its basically your standard linux editor.. but now on windows! The best thing about it is its lightweight.

It would be useful if you gave the link for your C-compiler and LaTeX add ons.

btw, I'm now using kate (KDE editor).
LOL. I should have known!

There are other nice text editors for windows, but so far this is the best free one I've seen. Another that comes to mind is Ultraedit...but I'm not one to pay $60 for a text editor.

BTW, can you link text editors in Linux directly to the compilers? Still learning how to use linux and don't know how to yet.
 

Dason

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BTW, can you link text editors in Linux directly to the compilers? Still learning how to use linux and don't know how to yet.
It depends on what you mean by this exactly but most have some way to compile your program from within.
 

Dason

Ambassador to the humans
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Meh. The programs you mentioned are basically only for editing one type of source code (R or Tex respectively). Notepad++ can be used to edit just about anything. It has some nice integration with R though. I personally never really got into Tinn-R... I just didn't like it very much...
 
#8
Meh. The programs you mentioned are basically only for editing one type of source code (R or Tex respectively). Notepad++ can be used to edit just about anything. It has some nice integration with R though. I personally never really got into Tinn-R... I just didn't like it very much...
I never really knew there was anything else and TINN was definitely better than just using R-scripts. I'll have to have a look for Notepad ++ then!
 

Dason

Ambassador to the humans
#9
There are lots of alternatives. I just posted another one over in the R Info thread (RStudio). It looks awesome but I haven't used it. It comes highly recommended from a few people though so I think I'll give it a try sometime soon. We'll see if it can overthrow Emacs+ESS.
 
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