In Rstudio, Ctrl - Shift - M inserts the %>% pipe command. Here I’ve just listed how to get similar functionality across a range of editors. The following scripts show how to implement the R pipe in Emacs and the Vscode.

R Pipe in Visual Studio Code

    {
        "key": "ctrl-shift-m",
        "command": "editor.action.insertSnippet",
        "args": {
            "snippet": "%>%"
        },
        "when": "editorLangId == 'r'"
}

R Pipe in Emacs

;; Taken from 
;; https://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/8041/how-to-implement-the-piping-operator-in-ess-mode

(defun then_R_operator ()
  "R - %>% operator or 'then' pipe operator"
  (interactive)
  (just-one-space 1)
  (insert "%>%")
  (reindent-then-newline-and-indent))

(eval-after-load "ess-mode"
    (define-key ess-mode-map (kbd "C-%") 'then_R_operator)
    (define-key inferior-ess-mode-map (kbd "C-%") 'then_R_operator))