[ESS] ESS w/GNU emacs 20.2 for dummies

Steve Lianoglou mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 22:51:59 CEST 2010


On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 4:41 PM, Alisa Shea <ashea0613 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I used ESS with Xemacs to write SAS at my last job and loved it, but I did not have to set it up—much more technically savvy people did everything for me; all I had to do was write SAS and go!  XWin32 made it possible for even a novice unix user like me to get around easily, and ESS made for straightforward SAS usage in that environment.
> I would very much like to use ESS to write unix SAS at my current position but am running into major roadblocks finding anyone who can help.
> I am using GNU emacs 20.2.1.  I have unpacked the files (v5.11) into an ESS directory in my home directory, but I really have no idea how I should edit the ess-site.el file to make it work.  I attempted to add the load line into my .emacs file without making any changes to ess-site.el
> (load "~/ess-5.11/lisp/ess-site")
> where ~ is the path to my home directory and ess-5.11 is the folder where I downloaded everything

Assuming that the path you are (load ...)-ing is correct (you should
have a file "~/ess-5.11/lisp/ess-site.el" on your filesystem), I think
you just have to follow that line with:

(require 'ess-site)

Does that work?

Steve Lianoglou
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