R does not run in ESS

Richard M. Heiberger rmh at temple.edu
Sat Mar 20 06:44:21 CET 2004

Do NOT touch the file "ess-inf.el"!  It is set as a read-only file when we sent it.

Users are allowed to make changes only to ess-site.el, which is a read-write file.

For the current task, you can edit the line in ess-site.el that is initialized to

;;(setq-default inferior-R-program-name "Rterm")  ; msdos systems

Change it to
  (setq-default inferior-R-program-name "c:/Progra~1/R/rw1081/bin/Rterm.exe")  ; msdos systems
by removing the comment symbols (the ;;) and putting in the path for your machine.

The current release of R is 1.8.1, not the older releases listed in the previous messages
in this thread.

As Tony pointed out, it is even better to get the PATH defined in the right place so you
don't have to make any changes to ess-site.el.


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