[ESS] Updated instructions/init file for XEmacs and Windows
jfox at mcmaster.ca
Fri Jan 13 12:46:53 CET 2006
Please see my answers to your questions below:
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> From: ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of David Scott
> Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 8:40 PM
> To: John Fox
> Cc: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [ESS] Updated instructions/init file for XEmacs
> and Windows
> On Thu, 12 Jan 2006, John Fox wrote:
> > Dear list members,
> > Thanks to Rodney Sparapani, I was able to simplify further
> my init.el
> > file and instructions for using ESS with XEmacs under
> windows. The new
> > materials are posted to my web site at
> > Now one only has to (1) do a default install of Xemacs; (2)
> > and unzip ESS; (3) download my init.el file.
> > John
> This is a very helpful bit of work John. I have installed
> XEmacs and ESS and both seem to be working. I also use XEmacs
> for TeX so have used your suggestion of having an Rinit.el.
> It will be interesting to see how I like working with your
> setup over time. I have been using WinEdt up until now, but
> am trying to standardise on XEmacs because I also use a linux box.
> A couple of points:
> The Quickstart Package Guide at www.xemacs.org seems to
> suggest installing under Program Files. Any reason why you
> chose to install in C:\XEmacs?
That's where the current XEmacs installer installs XEmacs by default.
> The location of ess-site.el is hard-coded in your init.el. On
> unix, and with my previous installation of ESS I could use
> just (require 'ess-site) rather than (load whatever) Likewise
> with Auctex I just have (require 'tex-site). The require
> format seems preferable and means you don't have to update
> your init.el when installing a new version (plus you don't
> have to change your website document). Maybe a question for
> emacs gurus.
I agree that this is awkward, as is hard-coding the location of the ESS
icons. When ESS was an XEmacs package, I used require (for ess, not the
icons), but that's no longer the case. If there's a better solution, I'd be
happy to use it.
> David Scott
> David Scott Department of Statistics, Tamaki Campus
> The University of Auckland, PB 92019
> Auckland NEW ZEALAND
> Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86830 Fax: +64 9 373 7000
> Email: d.scott at auckland.ac.nz
> Graduate Officer, Department of Statistics
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