[ESS] ESS w/GNU emacs 20.2 for dummies
rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Jul 26 22:53:15 CEST 2010
On 07/26/10 03:41 PM, Alisa Shea wrote:
> 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
> but that isn’t getting me anywhere. Unix support at my organization claims to have no knowledge of ESS and will not provide me with any assistance. Extremely frustrating!
> Would it be possible for someone to show me EXACTLY how to edit the ess-site file to make it work with GNU emacs 20.2? Right now I'm getting the error, "Error in init file: File error: "Cannot open load file","ess-5.11/lisp/ess-site"
> Thanks in advance and my apologies for being such a noob with this
Does this help?
Especially steps 4 and 5?
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