[ESS] ESS installation (Windows) problem

Vincent Goulet Vincent.Goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Fri Mar 11 00:56:25 CET 2011

You have an oldish version of Emacs. Make yourself a favor and use my distribution of Emacs with ESS bundled:


The distribution will define the HOME folder and this is where you should put the .emacs file, should you ever need it (you won't to activate ESS). Just pay attention to the post-install messages.

I'll update the distribution to 23.3 in a few days. It's spring break for the family and we're enjoying Jay Peak.



Le 2011-03-10 à 18:38, Li, Preston a écrit :

> Hi,
> 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:/ess/ess-5.13/ess-5.13/
> 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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