[ESS] Can't start SPLUS 7 under ESS

Richard M. Heiberger rmh at temple.edu
Fri Sep 30 22:53:36 CEST 2005

ESS is currently interpreting S-Plus 7 as an instance of S+6.

The settings in your .emacs need to be something like

  ;; use the pathname appropriate for your machine
  (setq-default inferior-S+6-program-name "/bin/Splus7/cmd/Splus")

And then the command M-x S or M-x S+6 will start S-Plus 7.

There have been several requests for the ability to have an easy way
to access multiple versions of S-Plus on Unix.  ESS already has that feature
for R on Unix, and for Sqpe and R on Windows.  The mechanism is:
  open a .s or .r file in an emacs buffer
  on the emacs menu bar, click on the "ESS/Start Process/Other/name" menu item 
We are in process of extending that feature to S-Plus on Unix.


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