[ESS] ESS and R... death to Emacs...
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Mar 16 12:18:15 CET 2006
>>>>> "Dan" == Dan Bolser <dmb at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk>
>>>>> on Thu, 16 Mar 2006 10:26:54 +0000 writes:
Dan> I am R Version 2.2.1 (2005-12-20 r36812)
Dan> ESS version 5.2.12
Dan> Linux 2.6.15-1.1833_FC4 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
Dan> The following R/ESS session causes a permanant 'hang', and kills my
Dan> emacs session...
Dan> # Start Emacs,
Dan> # Start an R process (M-x R)
Dan> # Evaluate the following line;
Dan> # Evaluate the following *region*;
Dan> When the last two lines are sent *together* to the R process (via M-x
Dan> ess-eval-region), the session 'crashes'.
Dan> Anyone else got the same problem?
I see no problem (GNU emacs 21.3).
Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
Dan> Basically I think the fact that the emacs buffer 'hangs' while R is
Dan> 'buisy' causes the problem. The first plot request is sent, and the
Dan> buffer hangs as R becomes 'buisy', then R asks for user input, but that
Dan> request is never echoed back to the user (because the buffer is
Dan> 'hanging'). This is just a guess.
Dan> If the emacs buffer didn't go unresponsive while R is buisy, I don't
Dan> think this problem would occur. Like when you run a big process in R,
Dan> you can't use that emacs session for anything else because it is waiting
Dan> on R to finish.
Dan> Any way to get round this 'hang'?
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