[ESS] Using R and ess-directory
rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Feb 5 21:44:14 CET 2007
Alexander Stoddard wrote:
> I am using R 2.3.1 with ESS 5.3.3 in GNU emacs 21.2 running under Mac
> OS 10.4.
> I am hoping to use a customization as described in section 7.8 of the
> manual, "Names and locations of dump files", to set the ess-source-
> directory like so:
> (setq ess-source-directory
> (lambda ()
> (concat ess-directory "Src/")))
> Reading section 3.5 "Changing the startup actions" makes me expect
> the default behavior (with ess-ask-for-ess-directory set to "t") to
> set the value of ess-directory. However it seems that ess-directory
> is still nil after starting R with "M-R". (I note that a variable
> called "default-directory" is set to directory where I start R).
> Do I need to set ess-directory manually or is something wrong?
> Many thanks,
> Alex Stoddard
> ESS-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
I'm not sure where the confusion comes in. But, you set ess-directory
before M-x R, so if ess-ask-for-directory is t, you can confirm
ess-directory by pressing return.
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