I have R programming environment in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I also have Sublime Text 2 and I want to run R programs in it. I don't have any IDE like RStudio and even I dont want to use them as I am just a novice in R programming. So please suggest me a method to run R programs directly from Sublime Text 2.

  • How do you run it from command-line? – idleberg Jun 16 '16 at 9:06
  • I type R in the terminal. Then R shell opens up in the terminal and I do a bit of programming stuff there. – Gautam Vashisht Jun 27 '16 at 6:28

I'm not familiar with R, but according to this answer, you run a script from command-line using Rscript. With Rscript installed, you can then create a custom build system for Sublime Text (Tools > Build System > New Build System). At its most basic, it would look something like this:

  "cmd": ["Rscript", "$file"],
  "selector": "source.r, source.R",
  "working_dir": "${project_path:${folder}}",

Now, you can build your R script by pressing F7 or from Tools > Build.

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  • Thanks a lot for the answer! It worked nicely. But in the output console, I am unable to give any input from the user. Can you tell me how to do this? – Gautam Vashisht Jun 28 '16 at 14:19
  • That's not possible in the console, but I think SublimeREPL lets you do that. – idleberg Jun 28 '16 at 14:27
  • Ok! Well thanks a lot for your help! I will use SublimeREPL for R programming. – Gautam Vashisht Jun 29 '16 at 7:25

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