[R] ess in Windows (newbie Q)
murray at math.umass.edu
Tue Dec 7 06:18:59 CET 2004
I'm a rank beginner with R, and I'm stumped at how to get it to work
with Xemacs under Windows XP. I'm afraid there are some VERY basic
questions I have here. Yes, I did read
Both R and Xemacs are installed and working. The current ess files are
installed in a subdirectory of my Xemacs directory. I added the R bin
directory to my Windows PATH environment variable.
But when I start Xemacs and then give command
what I see in the mini-buffer is
and it's waiting for more input.
So what could be wrong? ....
1. Where might I find or should I put the requisite Xemacs init.el, in
which I'm supposed to enter a line of the form
to point to the ess location? I found no such file anywhere on my
system, so I created one in each of the _two_ HOME directories I have --
one pointed to by the enviroment system variable HOME and the other
pointed to by the user environment variable HOME (which seem to be
different -- I don't recall whether that happened automatically when I
installed Singular or whether I did it manually).
2. And what should that file actually be called? The ess docs say it
should be %HOME%/.xemacs/init.el for Xemacs, but they also say to put it
in the .emacs (or _emacs) file or default.el or site-init.el.
I'm using "init.el".
3. Did I get the form of that line correct for init.el (or whatever it
should actually be named)? My file ess-site.el is in
so the line I actually put into default.el is:
4. Anything else I should check or do to proceed?
Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305
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