[ESS] help on ess-5.2.5 (second)

Kasper Daniel Hansen k.hansen at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Feb 25 21:13:48 CET 2005

The easiest is to put the
  (require 'ess-site)
in your $HOME/.emacs, that means you simply create a text file in your 
home directory called .emacs (perhaps there is one already?)

The require command only works if you have installed ess "in a place 
where your version of Emacs looks for it". In case there are problems, 
you simply replace the
  (require 'ess-site)
line with
  (load "ESSDIR/ess-VERSION/lisp/ess-site")

On my system I have installed ess in 
  /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp  (=ESSDIR)
so I have a sub directory called 
  ess-5.2.0/lisp  (I know, I know, I should update)
So the whole load command simply becomes
  (load "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/ess-5.2.0/lisp/ess-site")

Actually pretty easy!

On a side note, if you have compiled R yourself you need the Readline 
library to get command recall. If you have installed it using a RPM I am 
greatly mystified that it does not have this capability!


On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 06:01:49PM +0100, Dario Riccardo Valenzano  wrote:
> Once I find the following line:
> ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
> Add the line
> (load "ESSDIR/ess-VERSION/lisp/ess-site")
> to your user or system installation file (GNU Emacs
> uses $HOME/.emacs and XEmacs uses
> $HOME/.xemacs/init.el for the user initialization
> file. GNU Emacs uses default.el or site-init.el and
> XEmacs uses site-start.el for the system
> installation
> file).
> Alternatively, if ess-site.el is in your current
> Lisp
> path, you can do:
> (require 'ess-site)
> ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
> Where should I put it?
> I mean, the system installation file for emacs is 
> /etc/emacs/site-start.el
> but I have no clue for where to put it.
> I tried to insert it evenly but I messed up the file. Now 
> is ok again.
> Thanx
> "He who understands baboon would do more towards 
> metaphysics than Locke himself" (Darwin)
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Kasper Daniel Hansen, Research Assistant
Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen

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