[ESS] ESS install questions: R-devel

Nitin Jain nj7w at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 23 15:55:02 CEST 2008


I have a few questions about ESS:

1) I installed R-devel on Ubuntu and set an alias 
alias R-devel='~/R/R-devel/bin/R'
in my .bash_aliases file.

Next, I downloaded ESS thru svn and in my init.el file, added:

(load "/home/jainn4/installed/ESS/lisp/ess-site")

When I start R in ESS:
xemacs test.R -f R &

I get the following message:
(1) (initialization/error) An error has occurred while loading /home/jainn4/.xemacs/init.el:
Cannot open load file: essl-bugs

(although, R gets started)

2) Next, I try to repeat the process with R-devel, 
Error: ess-site.el: ess-etc-directory
Symbol's function definition is void: R-devel

Now, R does not get started.

3) Last, which editor is recommended for ESS - xemacs or emacs?


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