[ESS] ESS with Vista

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Mar 19 09:18:32 CET 2009

>>>>> "SpG" == spencerg  <spencer.graves at prodsyse.com>
>>>>>     on Sun, 15 Mar 2009 16:48:35 -0700 writes:

    SpG> Hi, All: 

    SpG> What is required to make "ctrl-tab" switch between buffers in 
    SpG> Emacs+ESS?  I get "<C-tab> is undefined". 

I'm pretty sure this first question has nothing to do with
'Vista',  hence, I'm interested to answer it (;-)

AFAIK,  C-[Tab] has never been defined for me in emacs.
There's  'C-x b' or  'C-x o' (and others)  that are useful for switching
buffers, and if you want you can decide to  bind  C-[Tab] to one
of those.   But to which one would you want ?


    SpG> Also, what is required to get "Current Directory" to appear as the 
    SpG> default "File name" when clicking the "R" icon in a *.R buffer?  I 
    SpG> currently get a blank space.  When I type "Current Directory" in that 
    SpG> space, R opens normally. 
    SpG> I'm encountering these problems after installing Emacs + ESS 
    SpG> following Vincent Gouet's instructions to the best of my ability under 
    SpG> Vista earlier today.  Neither of these problems occur for me using Emacs 
    SpG> + ESS under Windows XP.  I can't see any substantive differences between 
    SpG> the "site-start.el" files on the two computers. 

AFAIK, many people feel that to downgrade from Vista to XP 
really feels like an upgrade for them.
[ Of course, they have never upgraded to Ubuntu Linux or Mac OS X, 
   or they would know even better  ;-) :-) ]

    SpG> Thanks,
    SpG> Spencer Graves

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