[ESS] ess-remote

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Wed Apr 23 15:43:29 CEST 2008

Jurgen Sidgman wrote:
> Hi,
> I just began using ess in combination with SAS. The program works great 
> locally. However, my interest is in running SAS on a remote server with local 
> files. So, following the instructions on the ess website I got ssh.el 
> running. I started SAS as indicated. I fired up ess-remote. So all perfectly 
> working.
> The problem, I send sections (C-c C-r) or anything else of my local sas 
> program to the remote process and I get the following message:
> Wrong type argument: stringp, nil
> I have read on internet that the problem occurs with other programs but I 
> preferred to look for help hear before I screw anything (since everything 
> seems to be working). Probably it is just a dumb thing what is going on.
> The second problem I see is that submitting with C-c i, when I get to the 
> INFILE line and then I run the statements before RUN, the evaluation says 
> that it has 3 variables (correct) but zero observations (my data file is 
> local as it is my sas file...I an trying to send them to the remote server). 
> However, if I scp everything to the server, they run like a charm.
> Thanks  in advance to anyone able and willing to help me!!
> jurgen

Hi Jurgen:

The way that this is usually done is to launch emacs on the remote 
system and display it on your local system with X (also drives are 
shared via NFS).  If for some reason that won't work, then we can try to 


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