[ESS] ESS and Windows 7
djnordlund at verizon.net
Sat Jan 30 21:43:49 CET 2010
I am new to Emacs, ESS, and Windows 7 (long-time user of WinXP). I installed R and Vincent Goulet's emacs-23.1-modified-4.exe in the default locations. R starts fine and Gnu Emacs seems to run ok.
But when I start Emacs, load an R code file, and try to start an inferior R session (either using the R menu icon or M-x R, asks for "starting data directory?" I have found no way to continue on from there. Trying to accept the default results in either nothing happening, or an error message
"apply: Spawning child process: invalid argument".
Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?
Bothell, WA USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch [mailto:ess-help-
> bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Paul Johnson
> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 4:00 PM
> To: Edith Hodgen
> Cc: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [ESS] ESS and Windows 7
> I made Emacs work on Windows 7 today. If you install R and Vincent
> Goulet's enhanced version of Emacs with all of the default settings
> (don't fiddle with the path), then Emacs with ESS will "just work".
> x-R does start Rterm.exe.
> However, if you put R somewhere else, then you have to make the
> changes you described in your note. But you have to do them
> CORRECTLY. See below.
> On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 4:42 PM, Edith Hodgen <edith.hodgen at gmail.com>
> > Hi
> > I have a new computer operating under Windows 7 and am again facing the
> > trials of getting Emacs, ESS, R and LateX to work. This time the problem
> > seems to be around ESS and R (the rest, including spell checking, seems
> > fine, and R works on its own, but not in ess/macs).
> > I've been following the instructions on the sites aimed at the less
> > competent, and have put ess here:
> > c:/devel/emacs/site-lisp/ess:
> > and R here:
> > c:/devel/R/R-2.10.1/bin:
> > Running addpm.exe also didn't seem to work quite as I remembered it, and
> > had to go and make a short-cut to runemacs.exe. However, Emacs works, I
> > a LaTeX environment, and I can check spelling.
> > I've used the pattern of my previous .emacs files, with modifications
> > suggested for the newer releases.
> > In particular, I've tried both versions of the first of the following
> > sections (unsuccessfully)
> > ==================================
> > ;; ESS
> > ;;(load "C:/devel/emacs/site-lisp/ess/lisp/ess-site")
> > (require 'ess-site)
> > ;; R
> > (setq inferior-R-program-name "C:/devel/R/R-2.10.1/bin/Rterm.exe")
> Follow the example in the ess-site.el file, you NEED double slashes,
> After fixing that, then DELETE ess-site.elc. That's the byte compiled
> version that Emacs will use first, it will ignore your new el file if
> you leave the elc file.
> I've found some little malfunctions with Emacs and ESS, but I can
> assure you it works just as well with Windows 7 as it did with Vista
> > (add-hook 'LaTeX-mode-hook 'turn-on-reftex)
> > ====================================
> > I tried editing the ess-site.el file (I remember having to do that in
> > earlier versions), and leaving it as it was (equally unsuccessful).
> > I then tried deleting the whole lot and downloading the GNU Emacs and
> ESS -
> > All-in-one installation file for MS Windows, by Vincent Goulet, but for
> > reason, after downloading for several minutes, it went all shy and
> > to save the file (more than once - I did try again). I put a copy of his
> > site-start.el into the emacs/site-lisp directory and that also didn't
> > perform magic.
> > My PATH is:
> > C:\devel\MiKTeX
> > I've double, triple, and quadruple-checked spelling everywhere (which
> > I've probably overlooked something), and have searched on the Internet
> > clues. I saw one other query about Windows 7, but that resolved itself,
> > my guess is that it *should* work.
> > In Emacs, M-x R causes the message: [No match]
> > and there is no *ESS* buffer.
> > Any assistance will be extremely gratefully received.
> > Edith
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