Of course I got a few replies like “I only have used RStudio” (Why reply?) or “I use RStudio but in docker containers” (Still RStudio). I also received mostly helpful answers, with some of the usual suspects and a more esoteric option:
- The most popular alternative was Visual Studio Code using the
R Extension for Visual Studio Codeplugin together with the
- Neovim together with the Nvim-R plugin.
- Emacs (or one of its variants) + ESS (Emacs Speaks Statistics).
On the esoteric side Spacemacs (Emacs + layers of configuration), or an unholy combination of Emacs with Vim keybindings.
Any of these options will let you use Rmarkdown or Quarto if you are into that.
P.S. I focused on crossplatform options (I tend to move a lot), but a comment in Mastodon mentioned a Windows-only option that could be useful for a few people: Notepad++ together with the