[R] EMACS/ESS problems
mn216 at columbia.edu
Fri Oct 3 03:38:02 CEST 2003
that was exactly what I was missing, Everything now works as advertised.
Thank you all so much for the help. you just turned my already very
satisfying experience using R into a even more enjoyable one.
all the best
Rich Heiberger wrote:
> It looks like you are not using ESS correctly. ESS is designed to
> work from a buffer containing a file whose name has the ".r" extension.
> Thus, open a file, for example,
> C-x C-f myfile.r
> and then start using R.
> My diagnosis is based on your line
> > highlight: (either in a text buffer or *ESS*)
> ESS won't work from a text buffer because R code has different
> requirements from ordinary written paragraphs in English or another
> natural language.
> The *ESS* buffer is part of the background mechanism that makes ESS work.
> It is not intended that a user ever look at the *ESS* buffer.
> One other issue that your original email suggests. We do not
> recommend the statement
> for assignment. It is much better to use the assignment arrow
> v <- c(1,2,3)
> (with spaces on both sides of the arrow for legibility). It is true
> that the "=" will usually do what you expect, but there are some subtle
> differences (mostly in argument lists to functions). While I can expand on
> the reasons, for the moment I just want to suggest that you get into the
> habit of using the assignment arrow.
Murad Nayal M.D. Ph.D.
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