VIM ---(text)---> screen / tmux
Presumably, your screen contains something interesting like, say, a Clojure REPL. But if it can receive typed text, it can receive it from vim-slime.
The reason you're doing this? Because you want the benefits of a REPL and the benefits of using Vim (familiar environment, syntax highlighting, persistence ...).
Read the blog post.
I recommend installing pathogen.vim, and then simply copy and paste:
cd ~/.vim/bundle git clone git://github.com/jpalardy/vim-slime.git
If you like it the hard way, copy plugin/slime.vim from this repo into ~/.vim/plugin.
By default, GNU Screen is assumed. It is equivalent to:
let g:slime_target = "screen"
If you would rather use tmux, use:
let g:slime_target = "tmux"
By default, the current paragraph will be sent. This is equivalent to typing vip. If you (visually) select text, that will be sent over:
C-c, C-c --- the same as slime
There will be a few questions, as to where you want to send your text, and the answers will be remembered. If you need to reconfigure:
C-c, v --- mnemonic: "variables"