[ESS] ESS on Mac slower than R.app?
baptiste.auguie at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 23 12:00:19 CET 2009
I'm using R on Mac OS 10.5, with either R.app or ESS running with
aquamacs. The only reason I keep R.app is because I find ESS very slow
to run a given chunk of code -- copying and pasting into R.app is
often faster. I'm guessing that it's not due to ESS itself being
slower, but that there is something wrong with my setup.
Say I am editing a script that is 50 lines long. I start an R process
first, then hit C-c-C-b to evaluate the buffer content. I have to wait
almost 10 seconds before aquamacs responds again, during which time I
have the message "Starting evaluation..." at the bottom. If I copy
this code and paste it into R.app, the evaluation is instantaneous for
this particular piece of code (I don't know how to make a precise
timing but it seems less than a second).
I also tried C-c-M-b ("eval and go") and C-c C-r but the results are similar.
Needless to say, I am a complete novice with emacs. I'll appreciate any tips.
ESS version 5.3.6
R version 2.10.1 RC (2009-12-06 r50690)
attached base packages:
 grid stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods
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