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Indenting new curly bracket blocks with smartparens for R

Emacs speaks statistics handle indentation for curly bracket blocks quite well. My preference was to have, after inserting matching opening and closing curly brackets, a newline with the cursor indented one block in. This post in particular describes the solution; it worked fine as of today. Addendum: 2014-04-17 Here is the code snippet from the […]

Org Manual

The org-mode manual lives here.

org-mode examples

This post is a wonderful cookbook from which to pull.

Emacs elisp dev must read

As usual Nic outdoes us all in terms of serving the community and the greater good. How to write real code in emacs lisp with Emacs. This must be read.

Build the configuration you need

The Emacs configuration for normal operations on my system has loads of useful and powerful packages loaded. Sometimes they interfere with the normal operation of org-html-export-to-*, though. The simplest way to address those issues is to generate two confirmation files: one for full-blown Emacs use and another just for doing exports. With literate programming in […]


It would be nice to have a lovingly supported CLIPS mode along with org-mode literate programming (babel) and a clear legal pedigree.

Ease of use in Cask 0.6

Cask is the best way to manage your Emacs packages and MELPA is the best place to find them. Because not all packages are set up to be run specifically with the packaging in mind, a lot of feature are still loaded manually (additionally, I am to be blamed for setting them up incorrectly and […]

Writing Books with Org Mode

This is a wonderful post on publishing with R, org-mode, and LaTeX. (via irreal)

org-mode Observations 2014-03-18

org-indent-mode immediately struck me as perfect, but my personal preference is to limit text width something around 80 columns. Making org-hide-leading-stars true is the perfect balance. orgmk seems to simplify org-mode exporting. org2blog/wp looks very interesting, but manually posting is easy enough for now. Some users visualize source block delimeters differently. Those visualizations might be […]

How to Fix a Little Eshell Issue

Wanting to set up a pleasant shell environment in Emacs, I invested in getting Eshell happy. Everything went well but the fact that directory name completion doesn’t work. The error message appeared: Invalid variable reference Lately I’ve been learning more about how to develop (or re-learning depending upon how you look at it) so I […]