[R] Installing ESS under EMACS

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Aug 16 13:38:03 CEST 2000

On Wed, 16 Aug 2000, [iso-8859-1] Yvonnick Noël wrote:

> Dear members,
> I have spent some time to make clear how I could write R programs 
from within EMACS using the ESS package, under Win98. Unfortunately, 
I have found this not quite clear for Windows 98 (though a lot of 
details are provided for UNIX).

As the rw-FAQ says:

2.7 Can I use rwXxxx with ESS and emacs?

Yes. The latest versions of ESS (e.g. 5.1.16) come with support for this
version of R, and there is support for interrupting the R process from
ESS (by `C-c C-c').

For help with ESS, please send email to <ESS-help at stat.ethz.ch>, not
the R mailing lists.

As already noted here, there is a problem on Windows 2000, but not 98 nor
NT4, running the Rterm program that ess mode uses.

There is also a problem that the ESS maintainers acknowledge but do
absolutely enough about bug reports, so the inferior R mode puts out an
irritating message about a beta version of R-0.63.3 (which was incorrect
even at the time).  This suggests they don't use R under Windows,
under ESS or otherwise.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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