[ESS] question about ESS

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Aug 23 08:43:46 CEST 2005

>>>>> "Guohua" == Guohua Jing <ghjingme at udel.edu>
>>>>>     on Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:14:53 -0400 writes:

    Guohua> Hello, I installed XEmacs(full package which
    Guohua> contains the ESS) on my personal computer. When I
    Guohua> open and edit a C file, the syntactic indentation
    Guohua> and highlighting of source code works well. However,
    Guohua> when I try to edit a S-Plus file, this kind of
    Guohua> funtion doesn't show up. I don't know what I should
    Guohua> do in order to get those function, can you give me
    Guohua> some detailed instructions?

Emacs uses file extensions to determine the programming mode.
Does your file end in

     .q   or   .S  or .ssc

If not, you have to manually turn on S-mode, e.g., by
   M-x S-mode

but really, I'd strongly recommend to use  <fname>.S  for S
source files and  <fname>.R  for R ones.

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

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