[ESS] ess and emacs interaction problem

Vincent Goulet Vincent.Goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Mon Jul 12 06:08:59 CEST 2010


I'm not sure the HOME env. variable has anything to do with your problem, but just to make the thread complete: the HOME variable is set by my distribution by default to %USERPROFILE% *if* the variable is not already defined. Perhaps in your case it was already defined to some other value, so the Emacs installer left it untouched.


Le 2010-07-10 à 22:56, <markleeds at verizon.net> <markleeds at verizon.net> a écrit :

>   thanks McKay.  Right after I wrote my email, I checked if not having HOMEÂ
>   set as an environment variable equal to %UserProfile$%
>   was  the  problem. and of course, that was it !!!!! I thought HOME was
>   automatically detected as %UseProfile" but I was obviously mistaken. The
>   commands in my current dotemacs file do the trick. Thanks a lot and I'm
>   sorry for the false alarm.
>   On Jul 10, 2010, S. McKay Curtis <smcurtis at stat.washington.edu> wrote:
>     Try adding the following lines to your dotemacs file:
>   (setq comint-scroll-to-bottom-on-input t)
>   (setq comint-scroll-to-bottom-on-output t)
>   McKay
>   S. McKay Curtis
>   Postdoctoral Research Associate
>   University of Washington
>   Department of Statistics
>   Box 354320
>   Seattle, WA 98195-4320
>   (206) 543-6851
>   On Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 7:19 PM, <[1]markleeds at verizon.net> wrote:
>       Hi  All:  Please  bear with me because I'm totally lisp illiterate
>     and
>       generallyà  clueless aboutà  the internals of emacs-ess.
>     Â  Let me give the background first:
>       I have a windows xp desktop and I've been using emacs-essà  which I
>     obtained
>     Â  a while back from vincent goulet's distribution ( thanks vincent ). I
>     don't
>     Â  remember how I got it to wok but it is part of Gnu Emacs 22.3 and I've
>     Â  included the dotemacs file that I use in my home directory on my
>     desktop. I
>     Â  don't know which command in the dotemacs does it but one of them makes
>     it
>     Â  such that when you run commands in R, the scroll bar in the other
>     window
>     Â  moves down nicely so that you can see your output. It's all great. But,
>     of
>     Â  course, there'a a but:
>     Â  I recently got a laptop for my birthday and I'm taking it down to
>     Ruser2010
>     Â  for the Sweave tutorial. So today I downloaded vincent's
>     Â  disribution which now is based off GNU Emacs 23.2. So, I copied my
>     dotemacs
>     Â  file to the appropriate home directory on the laptop
>     Â  ( there it's called \users\markleeds. on my desktop it's documents and
>     Â  settings\mark leeds ). But when I test out the interaction
>     Â  of emacs-ess by bringing up a test.R file and running some basic
>     commands,
>     Â  the scroll bar behavior is that weird behavior where you can't see what
>     was
>     Â  run. and have to bring the scroll bar down manually with your mouse.
>     I'm not
>     Â  sure what else is not workng but that's
>     Â  definitely one thing. it essentially makes me not able to work in ess.
>     Â  I've looked around to see if I did any other things to get emacs-ess on
>     my
>     Â  desktop to work but it's been so long and I can't see anything.
>       I vaguelyà  remember needing require or load somewhere but I don't see
>     ( or
>       don't  know  where  to find ) where I did something like that if I
>     did
>     Â  something like that.
>     Â  I think the problem might be either that A) on my laptop, my dotemacs
>     file
>     Â  is either not getting read or possibly it is getting read but then the
>     Â  commands are getting overrode by some command in another file ? or B)Ã
>     Â I'm
>       supposed to put require or load somewhereà  and I
>     Â  haven't.
>       So,  if  someone knows what might be causing this problem, it's
>     really
>     Â  appreciated. I love emacs-ess but getting it work smoothly is
>     Â  always something that I run into troubles with. But eventually,Ã Â when
>     I do
>     Â  get it to work, I'm a happy camper. ALso,Ã Â thank you to all the
>     amazing
>     Â  people that created it and work on it.Ã Â Also, thanks a lot for any
>     insight
>     Â  and I'm sorry for being so lost. Also,Ã Â if you need
>     Â  other information, just let me know.
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>     Â  Mark
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