[ESS] Is there a good way to set shell variables before runni ng S+6?

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Wed Dec 1 03:04:07 CET 2004

But aren't those just to pass command line arguments to the commands that
starts up S-PLUS?  Can you set environment variable that way?

(OK, I suppose with *nix shells it might work...)


> From: Richard M. Heiberger
> You can change the start-args in your site-start.el
> For Windows, you can change the variables
>   inferior-S+6-start-args    for the S-Plus GUI
>   inferior-Sqpe-start-arg    for Sqpe running inside an emacs buffer
> See file   ess/lisp/essdsp6w.el   for an example that shows 
> the syntax.
> For Unix, you can change the variable
>   inferior-Splus-args        for S-Plus running inside an emacs buffer
> inferior-Splus-args is a character string.
> Remember to make the changes in your site-start.el.  Do not 
> change the ESS files.
> Rich
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