[ESS] ESS installation (Windows) problem

Li, Preston Preston.Li at blackrock.com
Fri Mar 11 00:38:38 CET 2011


I am on Windows XP and have both GNU Emacs 21.3.1 installed as well as
the latest ESS 5.13 unpacked as follow:

C:/Program Files/GNU EMACS/site-lisp/

The installation instructions at
http://ess.r-project.org/Manual/readme.html suggests adding (load
"C:/ess/ess-5.13/ess-5.13/lisp/ess-site") to ~/.emacs

Where exactly should the .emacs be?  Does it already exist or do I have
to create it.  I only see one file (subdirs.el) under C:/Program
Files/GNU EMACS/site-lisp/

Also, in Windows (as opposed to Unix) I thought file names starting with
a "." is prohibited, no?

Please advise.  Thanks.

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