help: customizing ESS/xemacs to run R in windows98

John Fox jfox at
Wed Oct 8 14:22:19 CEST 2003

Dear Filippo,

I'm sorry, but I don't have anything to add about the problems you're 
experiencing on Win 98, except to say that I've run XEmacs/ESS successfully 
on a Win 98 system.

With respect to closing rterm, I find that I have more success when I exit 
via the File -> Exit R/XEmacs menu (which is why I put it there), but 
perhaps you're already doing this and experiencing a problem anyway.


At 02:28 AM 10/8/2003 -0700, A.J. Rossini wrote:

>That sounds like you havn't installed the rest of the Emacs Lisp
>packages on the Win98 machine.  (other than that, I have no clue --
>defadvice is a system function).
>"Filippo Piro" <filippo.piro at> writes:
> > I have tried to run R under ESS/xemacs in the Microsoft windows system
> > following the instructions and using the init file configuration of Jon 
> Fox.
> > All seem to go well on Windows XP (except infrequent crashes and difficulty
> > in closing the Rterm job). However on Windows98, even following to the
> > letter all instructions I have found, the inferior R process doesn't load
> > and the following error is signalled:
> > error in init file: symbol's function definition is void: defadvice.
> > please, tell me what I have missed.
> > thanks, Filippo Piro
> >
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> >

John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4
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