I’m a big fan of rmarkdown, which has been gaining a lot of development / recognition steam lately. It’s a markdown flavor, that allows for (more or less) complete academic publishing, with inline (REPLed) R-Code, and pandoc-backed functions to export in a variety of formats.
This really could be the future of (academic), open-science publishing.
RStudio has a lot of support built in, but other than that, there’s not a lot of editors who really let you tap into it. (Not even on Sublime Text).
I don’t have the skills to get to work with this myself, just wanted to throw this out and see whether other people were interested in this, too.
Interesting features might be:
- syntax highlighting, including R and knitr chunk options
- autocomplete for @ cites from bibtex (maybe via https://atom.io/packages/autocomplete-bibtex)
- Build systems (via invoking the respective R functions that rmarkdown is programmed in)
- REPL system for inline R (maybe via https://atom.io/packages/repl)
- R function / object autocomplete, inline help (as in Rstudio – now that’s a bit wish)
RStudio does much of this ready, but as IDEs go, it’s just not a as fast, elegant and versatile as a general-purpose editor such as atom.