Backup R Package List

It's the fall holidays, so its time to upgrade my main machine to the latest version of OS X.  I should  mention that I'm not doing an upgrade, but a clean install of El Capitan.  Its a pain in the neck to have to do a clean install, but past upgrade experiences with Lion, Mountan Lion, and Mavericks, have pretty much soured me on "upgrades".  No señor.  No upgrades.

R & TextMate

I love R, and I'm a real ggplot2 nut ... but writing complex programs in the R console, or the built-in editor, has never been my thing.  Enter TextMate — its a great editor for writing R scripts in OS X.  By using TextMate as your R editor you get a lot of niceties such as syntax highlighting, multiple carets, jump bars for navigating the workspace, code completion, code folding, and much more.