[ESS] Problem running R in emacs using ess-12.09-1
spinuvit at gmail.com
Sun Dec 23 13:35:50 CET 2012
>> Chris Francis <chris.francis at clear.net.nz>
>> on Sun, 23 Dec 2012 21:20:55 +1300 wrote:
> I have GNU Emacs 22.3.1 and R version 2.15.2.
Sorry, but this almost ancient vesion of emacs is not supported. That is
the likely reason for your problem.
> I thought that I had installed ess-12.9-1 correctly using the "_GNU Emacs Simple
> Instructions:_" in the ess-12.9-1 README file
> (I extracted ess-12.9-1 into C:\Program Files\emacs-22.3\site-lisp, added the
> (require 'ess-site)
> to `~/.emacs' and restarted Emacs, and saw a buffer named `*ESS*', which the
> README file says means that the installation was most likely successful).
> When I typed 'M-x R' to run R this seemed to work. It opened an *R* buffer
> which contained the following text
> -------------- start of text in *R* buffer ---------------------
> R version 2.15.2 (2012-10-26) -- "Trick or Treat"
> Copyright (C) 2012 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
> ISBN 3-900051-07-0
> Platform: i386-w64-mingw32/i386 (32-bit)
> R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
> Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.
> R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
> Type 'contributors()' for more information and
> 'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.
> Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
> 'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
> Type 'q()' to quit R.
> [Previously saved workspace restored]
>> > options(chmhelp=FALSE, help_type="text")
>> options(STERM='iESS', str.dendrogram.last="'",
> editor='emacsclient.exe', show.error.locations=TRUE)
> -------------- end of text in *R* buffer ---------------------
> However, when I tried to type the R command ls() at the '>' prompt I got
> Invalid regexp: "Invalid regular expression"
> in the minibuffer and the R process hung up (I had to use Task Manager to end
> Any suggestions as to how to get R to work in Emacs?
> Until today I was successfully running an earlier version of R (R-2.8.0) with
> Emacs using ess-5.3.8. I updated to R-2.15.2 and ess-12.9-1 today because I'd
> downloaded a recent R package (rB
> R-2.15.2 seems to be correctly installed (because I can run it from outside
> Any helpful suggestions gratefully received,
> Chris Francis
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