[ESS] ESS, install.packages() in R, and Windows
S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Mon Dec 19 13:23:34 CET 2005
> I'm using Emacs 220.127.116.11 (CVS 2005-12-14), ESS 5.2.11 and R 2.2.0 under
> Windows 2000.
> If I do a `install.packages()', `packageStatus()' or something similar
> that spawns a window, the process just hangs. However, if I've
> "initialized" R first by e.g. `chooseCRANmirror(graphics = FALSE)' or
> `plot(0, 0)' everything works nicely.
> Is this a well-known problem, or is it just me? I've browsed through the
> ESS manual and the archived ESS-bugs postings, but came up empty-handed.
This sounds new to me. When you say "something similar that spawns a
window", what exactly do you mean? Is it any Tk-type window, as
opposed to a plot window (since plot(0,0) solves your problem!)
More information about the ESS-help