Fwd: Re: Newbie start-up problem
tnm717 at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 11 22:24:13 CET 2004
--- "Richard M. Heiberger" <rmh at temple.edu> wrote:
> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 11:24:53 -0500
> From: "Richard M. Heiberger" <rmh at temple.edu>
> Subject: Re: Newbie start-up problem
> To: Tom Masterson<tnm717 at yahoo.com>
> CC: ess Help List<ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> These are good questions.
> Part of The problem is that you have the operating
> system environment variable HOME set incorrectly
> and in the wrong place.
> 1. HOME is intended to be you, corresponding to the
> unix /usr/users/tnm, it is not emacs.
it's a fair cop, but getting it 'right' won't fix this
> 2. You need to set HOME at the DOS level, not in
in autoexec.bat, where I have it, right?
> Now back to your questions.
> You have (load
> and get the message
> "Cannot open load file: ess-site"
> This suggests to me that the path is not specified
> correctly. Do a C-x d to find it. It might actually
> be something like
see Stephen's reply, below.
> The current version of ESS is 5.2.0beta3. I
> recommend upgrading.
> The current version of emacs is 21.3. I recommend
> The official location is
/anonymous at ftp.gnu.org:/gnu/windows/emacs/21.3/emacs-21.3-fullbin-i386.tar.gz
> which hasn't there since August when they had a
> hacker breakin.
> You can get a copy from a mirror
/anonymous at ftp.club.cc.cmu.edu:/gnu/windows/emacs/21.3/emacs-21.3-fullbin-i386.tar.gz
> If there are further questions, please continue to
> send them ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
--- Stephen Eglen <stephen at inf.ed.ac.uk> wrote:
> From: Stephen Eglen <stephen at inf.ed.ac.uk>
> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 15:33:24 +0000
> To: Tom Masterson <tnm717 at yahoo.com>
> CC: ess Help List <ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> Subject: Newbie start-up problem
> > ;; load ess
> > (load
> > (setq-default inferior-R-program-name
> > when I start up emacs, I get the following
> > "Cannot open load file: ess-site"
> Umm, strange. Is the file really in that directory?
> Try putting the following code in the *scratch*
> and then after the closing bracket, press C-x C-e.
> If "t" is reported in the echo area at the bottom of
> emacs, you have the right directory; but if it says
> "nil", it means the path is wrong.
> let us know how you get on.
't' is indeed reported, and, by inspection, I have the
right directory. any other ideas? Anyone? I'll try
upgrading, as Rich recommends, though I don't see why
it shouldn't work with the versions I now have.
Thanks, Rich, Stephen
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