[R] How to start ESS?

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu Jan 18 16:43:18 CET 2001

Now, this is _NOT_ a simple request, but sounds like it'll take some
work to debug a faulty installation.  

Please send email to the ESS-help list, ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch.


>>>>> "CH" == Christian Hennig <fm3a004 at math.uni-hamburg.de> writes:

    CH> Dear help-list, because of my request, ESS was installed in
    CH> our faculties' UNIX-net by our system administrator. At the
    CH> moment, we have only R installed to be used with ESS, no other
    CH> statistical software.

    CH> Reading the ESS online-manual and the R-FAQ, I did not find
    CH> out how to start ESS. The chapter on "Using R" in the
    CH> ESS-manual seems to be missing (this holds as well for the
    CH> WWW-manual at the eth-zurich).

    CH> I understand the "How to start ESS"-part as follows: I simply
    CH> have to start emacs and then I can start an S-session with M-x
    CH> S.  This gives "no match", which is not very surprising,
    CH> because S is not installed.  But M-x R does as well give "no
    CH> match".

    CH> If I start emacs with a source file with the ending ".S", I
    CH> get a kind of syntax highlighting. For ".R", this does not
    CH> work.

    CH> Very strange.

    CH> Possible reasons:
    -> I missed an important passage while reading the manual or FAQ.
    -> Our installation did not succeed. (But our sysadmin told that
    -> everything
    CH>    looked nice).
    -> There is something to do which is explained nowhere.

    CH> Can you help me?

    CH> Best regards, Christian

    CH> ***

    CH> Christian Hennig Fachbereich Mathematik - SPST (Schwerpunkt
    CH> Mathematische Statistik und Stochastische Prozesse, Zentrum
    CH> fuer Modellierung und Simulation) Bundesstrasse 55 D-20146
    CH> Hamburg Tel: x40/42838 4907, privat x40/631 62 79
    CH> hennig at math.uni-hamburg.de
    CH> http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/home/hennig/

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