[BlindRUG] Emacs for Statistical Applications with Screen Readers

Williams, Robin R.M.Williams at exeter.ac.uk
Thu Jul 20 14:25:47 UTC 2017


Hi all,

I use R with Emacs (not Emacspeak) under windows on a daily basis, it's by far my preferred method of working. I'm away on holiday this week, so am very short of time. I'll reply in more detail next week.

Bests
Robin

-----Original Message-----
From: BlindRUG [mailto:blindrug-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Liz Hare via BlindRUG
Sent: 20 July 2017 14:30
To: Blind R Users Group
Cc: Liz Hare
Subject: Re: [BlindRUG] Emacs for Statistical Applications with Screen Readers

Hi Laxmisagar,

I think it's pretty difficult to use a screen reader with Emacs in Windows, unless you can get Emacspeak running. There is a port of Emacspeak for Windows but it's not in wide use and I don't have direct experience with it.

I do use R with Emacspeak on Mac and have also done it on Linux. Emacs has a package called Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS) that facilitates running R interactively. I like this setup but it has a pretty steep learning curve and I kind of learn the bits and pieces I need as I go along.

Liz

> On Jul 19, 2017, at 7:02 AM, Laxmisagar Samai via BlindRUG <blindrug at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Does anyone has any experience in using Emacs as an editing 
> application for statistical softwares like, R, SAS and STATA with 
> screen readers on a windows machine?
> I request for some help.
> 
> Thank you
> Laxmisagar
> Mumbai (India)
> 
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