ESS and RAqua
tlumley at u.washington.edu
Fri Sep 12 23:42:09 CEST 2003
On Fri, 12 Sep 2003, A.J. Rossini wrote:
> Thomas Lumley <tlumley at u.washington.edu> 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/StartR.app/RAqua.app/Contents/bin/R")
> > 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
An Apple Package installer.
> > 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 ?
No, I mean have a separate setting for the path to R from the name of the
executable. It seems that inferior-R-program-name is intended for the
case where the R executable is called something other than R, and there
isn't a convenient way to say that it is called R but lives in
Traditionally this doesn't arise because R would be on the the shell's
PATH, but that is less reliably true once you have GUI operating systems.
Thomas Lumley Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu University of Washington, Seattle
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