[ESS] ESS and Splus under Windows XP

Yindeng Jiang yindeng at u.washington.edu
Thu Apr 20 05:58:58 CEST 2006

You're absolutely right. It's progra~2 because I have another folder which 
also begins with Program. I think I figured out this problem before, but at 
that time I didn't know we have to put those three setq's before loading ess 
in .emacs file (maybe they should put that in the manual). Anyway, it's 
working now and I really appreciated your help.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard M. Heiberger" <rmh at temple.edu>
To: "Yindeng Jiang" <yindeng at u.washington.edu>; <ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: [ESS] ESS and Splus under Windows XP

> Hmm.  So now the question becomes, where is your S-Plus?
> In the emacs *scratch* buffer enter
> (dos-canonical-name "d:/Program Files/Insightful/Splus70")
> followed by C-j
> This is a Gnu Emacs command.  I don't know if it works in Xemacs.
> On my system, with the default location for S-Plus, it reports
> (w32-short-file-name "c:/Program Files/Insightful/Splus70")
> "c:/PROGRA~1/INSIGH~1/Splus70"
> If it doesn't work, then go to the MS-DOS prompt window (enter CMD at the
> Start/Run entry) and type dir/x to find out what the correct 8.3 
> abbreviation
> is for your setup.  It is usually progra~1, but it doesn't have to be 
> that.
> Rich

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