Dear Rstudio devs!
Thanks for being so awesome.
I just have some thoughts on the visual R markdown editor that I need to share somewhere.
I am a scientist and write papers from data analysis to finished manuscript in Rstudio. Therefore when I saw this feature I was extatic.
But I quickly realized that this way of editing R markdown docs is far inferior to what is already available by the normal editor mode.
Issues that I have with the visual R markdown editor:
It is slow. I hate to wait for it to respond. I have v. good hardware but encounter noticable delay in cisual mode...
It stripped me of vim mode. I'm sorry but I cant write without vim anymore. And I love the fact that R studio has a basic vim mode that is actually a hybrid between normal writing and full blown vim. This mode is godsend for me!! I cant stress this enough how I love this feature. Whoever had this Idea at Rstudi should have my deepest respect But visual mode does not have it....
The visual mode does not even allow to search text with
There is a HUGE advantage in the visual mode for me. What actually makes me jump between a normal editor and visual mode. Although I hate this, still this feature makes it worth the hussle: I am talking about the DOI citation tool! This is GREAT! and I mean AWESOME feature that I was waiting for. And you delivered! I just want to say thank you!!! I used to put references by hand in the bib file but my process is a lot quicker whenever I can just copy-paste the doi in the right place and have it turn into a proper bibtex reference!!!!!!!! I!!! LOVE!!! IT!!!!
But to be honest this referencing tool is the only reason I am even considering visual mode, as it quite bad ...
With all that I would like to ask you guys to consider providing the citation tool also for the standard editor, please!
This would be a quick solution to all my problems
I don't even want to go into the other potential solution of making visual editor more usable... but hell.. I'll take whatever works.
Thanks for being real chads!