[R] How to start ESS?

mikalzet@libero.it mikalzet at libero.it
Thu Jan 18 23:31:13 CET 2001

> > ESS was installed in our faculties' UNIX-net by our
> > system administrator. At the moment, we have only R installed to be used
> > with ESS, no other statistical software.
> >
> > I understand the "How to start ESS"-part as follows: I simply
> > have to start
> > emacs and then I can start an S-session with M-x S.
> > This gives "no match", which is not very surprising, because S is not
> > installed.
> > But M-x R does as well give "no match".

Well, maybe it is a silly suggestion, but probably your sysadmin didn't
edit the .emacs file in your ~/ directory by adding the line

(load "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/ESS/lisp/ess-site.elc")

- which is what I have - or whatever the line for your system would be
(if I remember it is different for emacs - I use xemacs - and of course
the path would change). It is explained in the ESS
README file found in the tar.gz package.

Michele Alzetta

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