[ESS] Issues with ESS and R 3.0.0 on Windows
kevin.r.coombes at gmail.com
Sat Apr 20 19:55:14 CEST 2013
I just installed R 3.0.0 on a laptop running Windows 7, 64-bit
professional, and Emacs 24.3. I am using ESS 12.09-2 (since that is the
latest version on the download page, even though the HTML documentation
on the download page reports itself as 13.03).
R is *not* installed in the default location (C:\Program
Files\R\R-3.0.0) because that makes it more difficult to install new
packages. Instead, it is installed in C:\R\R-3.0.0.
My problem: ESS cannot find the default Rterm.exe. It gives an error
"Searching for program: permission denied, Rterm"
My .emacs file includes the two lines:
(setq ess-directory-containing-R "C:")
On the same machine, with the same .emacs file, ESS is able to locate
R-2.15.2, which is installed at C:\R\R-2.15.2.
I know how to hack a solution to this problem by editing the ess-site.el
file to explicitly define
and will use that as a short-term solution. But this is obviously
painful to remember to fix whenever I install a new version of R.
What is the correct long-term solution?
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