[ESS] Windows Vista and Emacs/ESS
S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jan 22 13:49:23 CET 2009
> I told my students that it was easiest to install the Emacs for
> windows that already has ESS in it. I mean the one that Vincent
> Goulet provides
Great, that is good advice!
> When he starts emacs and opens an R file, and then clicks on R to
> start R, a window pops up asking him to choose a directory for data.
> no matter what we do with that GUI, no matter what directory we pick,
> the window does not respond. Keep clicking OK forever, nothing
> It is lucky for us that I'm old school, and showed him the old M-x R
> trick, and within Emacs itself we could set a working directory.
> Have you seen this problem?
> Until now, I have studiously avoided any Vista and I've tried to
> actually maintain a pure Linux frame of mind. But these students keep
> buying hardware in the marketplace and there's nothing I can see to
> stop them :(
Is it an issue with Vista, or if you (or a student) do the same thing on
Win XP, do you see the same behaviour?
More information about the ESS-help