[ESS] feature request: look more places for R on windows
ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Thu Mar 28 19:42:46 CET 2013
On 3/27/2013 5:30 PM, Ross Boylan wrote:
> I've installed R as a regular user on Windows 7. I accepted the
> default path of
> Apparently ESS doesn't look there, because it says it couldn't find an
> installed version of R when it starts. It would be nice if it checked
> for regular user installations too.
> This is not a big deal for me since I have (setq
> "C:/Users/rdboylan/Documents/R/R-2.15.3/bin/i386/Rterm.exe") in my
> .emacs file. So M-x R works fine. But my solution is quite brittle,
> because I have to remember to update it when I change my R version.
> Of course, I welcome suggestions for better approaches I could
> implement. I suppose I could find the code that currently searches
> for R versions and adapt it to work for my directory.
> Ross Boylan
BTW, the path is available in the registry at
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\R-core\R\2.15.3 under InstallPath. There is
also an entry that uses \R32\ instead of \R\ in the registry tree.
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