ES: minor, but disconcerting, problems

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Wed Jul 10 18:11:07 CEST 2002

We really need a developer that uses S-PLUS, sigh...  I don't see this
under R (not to the same extent).

Any takers?  

>>>>> "shawn" == Shawn Boles <shawn at> writes:

    shawn> Hi All:
    shawn> I am running ESS 5.1.19 with emacs 20.2.3 under solaris 2.7 as my interface
    shawn> to Splus 6.04 revision 1.

    shawn> While ESS is a wonderful tool, I have encountered several things that are
    shawn> vexing:

    shawn> a. Upon initiating s+6, I do not seem to have access to the namedb file that
    shawn> contains the list of splus functions for completion purposes.
    shawn>       Instead, the first time I invoke help (C-c C-v), all attached
    shawn> directories are scanned to create the list of functions. The result appears
    shawn> in the process buffer.

    shawn>       b. I attach my working directory for a project in position 1. Despite
    shawn> the fact that the function names are available for completion, each time I
    shawn> invoke help,
    shawn>           all objects in the project directory are listed in the process
    shawn> buffer. It as if C-c C-x (objects()) is being invoked.

    shawn>       c. The first time I invoke C-c C-x. The objects appear in the process
    shawn> buffer. All subsequent invocations appear in the appropriate *S objects*
    shawn> buffer.

    shawn>       d. using any of the ess functions always adds an extra '>' to the
    shawn> last line in the process buffer.

    shawn> These are probably trivial problems to fix but I have not been able to
    shawn> figure out how to do so.

    shawn> Would that I were more sophisticated about emacs/lisp/ess. 

    shawn> Any help appreciated,

    shawn> Shawn Boles, Ph.D.
    shawn> Senior Research Associate
    shawn> Oregon Research Institute
    shawn> 1715 Franklin Blvd.
    shawn> Eugene, Oregon 97403-1983
    shawn> USA
    shawn> Phone (541) 484-2123 ext 2225
    shawn> Fax: (541) 484-1108 

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A.J. Rossini				Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
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