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"Getting started with emacs" by Marie-Hélène Burle #174

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brunogrande commented Jul 21, 2017


Workshop leader: @prosoitos


Emacs is a powerful extensible and highly customizable text editor.

Time and Place

Where: Room 7010, Library Research Commons, SFU Burnaby Campus

When: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 3:00 PM




While you do not need any prior knowledge of emacs, this workshop will be most useful if you have some level of familiarity with some of these languages or system:

  • R
  • RMarkdown
  • git

Not only will it help understanding what we are doing, it will also give you an opportunity to see how one can do some of the tasks you are familiar with differently. Even if you end up not embracing emacs, it could broaden your perspective on some of the tasks and tools of your workflow.

That said, anybody curious about emacs is welcome! You can always learn something new, even if you don't follow everything on your machine.

Software and dependencies


Make sure you have a working and updated emacs version.


You will need to install the undo-tree, magit, and ESS packages.

See the README for information on how to install packages in emacs.


Lessons Notes:

@brunogrande brunogrande added this to the Fall 2017 milestone Jul 21, 2017

@brunogrande brunogrande changed the title from "Emacs" by Marie-Hélène Burle to "Introduction to emacs" by Marie-Hélène Burle Jul 31, 2017

@brunogrande brunogrande changed the title from "Introduction to emacs" by Marie-Hélène Burle to "Getting started with emacs" by Marie-Hélène Burle Sep 6, 2017

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