[ESS] several R versions

david whiting david.r.whiting at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 10:52:16 CEST 2005

On 01/09/05, Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:


> Well, I should agree with Kasper here,
> I've defined my own version of  'M-x R-devel' about 6 years ago...
> long before there were ess-r-versions around.
> Kasper, for the moment, add the following to your ~/.emacs (or
> equivalent):
> (defun R-devel (&optional start-args)
>   "Call the development version of R (using ESS)."
>   (interactive "P") (let ((inferior-R-program-name "R-devel")) (R start-args)))
> ;; (let ..) defines variables local to its scope, very similar
> ;; to  R's  local(..)  construct.
> I hope one of us will find the time to make this work along the
> same line as "ess-r-versions" i.e., M-x R-devel will work automagically
> **WHEN** an "R-devel" is in your path.
> Martin

I'd just like to add a vote for this. I've been wanting this for
while. I don't think my elisp is good enough though to be able to
contribute something. I am going to try your R-devel.



David Whiting

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