[ESS] no working R process

Stefanie Tauber stefanie.tauber at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 08:35:17 CET 2010

Dear all,

I have R 2.10 and ESS installed (SUSE 11.1),
when I start emacs, I have an *ESS* buffer, showing the following:

[ess-site.el]: ess-customize-alist=nil 
[ess-site.el _2_]: ess-customize-alist=nil 
(S): ess-s-versions-create making M-x defuns for 
(R): ess-r-versions-create making M-x defuns for 

when I start R via M-x R-2.8.1~, I get:


(R): ess-dialect=nil, buf=*scratch*, start-arg=nil
(inferior-ess 0): ess-start-args=--no-readline   
ess-setq-vars-default 0: ess-language=Initial, -dialect=nil, buf=nil,
comint..echoes=nil, comint..sender=comint-simple-send
ess-setq-vars-default 1: ess-language=S, -dialect=R, buf=nil,
comint..echoes=nil, comint..sender=comint-simple-send
(inf-ess 1): lang=S, dialect=R, tmp-dialect=R, buf=*scratch*
(inf-ess 1.1): procname=R temp-dialect=R, buf-name=*R* 
(inferior-ess) Method #3 start=/home/stefanie/ buf=*R*
(ess-setq-vars-LOCAL): language=S, dialect=R, buf=nil, comint..echoes=nil,
(inf-ess 2.1): ess-language=S, ess-dialect=R buf=*R* 
(inf-ess 2.2): start args = --no-readline  , inf-ess-start-args=--no-readline   
(inf-ess finish [S(R), R-2.8.1~(nil,nil)]
(ess-multi 0):  inf-ess-start-args=--no-readline  , comint-..echoes=nil

Changing to the *R* buffer just yields (Comint: no process) in the status line
of emacs.

I am sorry to bother you, thats the first time ess does not work for me
I would really appreciate any hint,

thanks a lot,

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