How to start ESS?

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Sun Jul 28 18:13:36 CEST 2002

>>>>> "zhu" == zhu wang <zhuw at> writes:

    zhu> I have installed XEmacs version 21.4 and very naturally
    zhu> installed the package ESS 5.1.21 from XEmacs on Windows
    zhu> XP. From the XEmacs 'Options' menu, I click 'Edit Init File'
    zhu> which is empty and add (require 'ess-site). So the second
    zhu> time I start XEmacs and then I wish to start an R-session
    zhu> with M-x R. I have trouble to provide a starting directory
    zhu> because M-x R does give "no match".

Did you save this file after you edited it?  At this point you should
also be able to do:

M-x load-file <enter> init.el
(where <enter> is the enter/return key).

    zhu> If I start XEmacs with a source file with the ending ".R", I
    zhu> get a kind of syntax highlighting.

Does the modeline (at the bottom of the buffer) have "ESS" in it?


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