ESS and RAqua

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Fri Sep 12 17:26:35 CEST 2003

Thomas Lumley <tlumley at> writes:

> When R 1.8.0 comes out in a few weeks there will be a GUI version for Mac
> OS distributed in binary form.  Presumably some people (like me) will want
> to use ESS rather than the GUI at least some of the time.
> 1) FYI.  This can be done with
>  (setq inferior-R-program-name
>     "/Applications/")
> The path can safely be hard-coded because the GUI won't work unless it's
> in that location.

Thanks, I'll add that to ess-site -- with this be a DMG installer, or

> 2) That is ugly because the entire path is displayed when prompting
> for the starting directory.  Is there a way to set the path to R
> separately from the name?

Do you mean, have a default for the starting directory different from
the current working directory of either emacs or R ? 

That should be possible.


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