[R] ess in Windows (newbie Q)
anne.piotet at urbanet.ch
Wed Dec 8 08:06:07 CET 2004
I used the instructions and init.el from John Fox
successfully. Perhaps it can help you?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Henrik Andersson" <h.andersson at nioo.knaw.nl>
To: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [R] ess in Windows (newbie Q)
> For you reference, there exists a separate mailing list for ESS, which
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> Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> > 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
> > http://ess.r-project.org/Manual/readme.html.
> > 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
> > M-x-R
> > what I see in the mini-buffer is
> > M-x-Rd-
> > 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
> > (load "/PATH/ess-site")
> > 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 have an environment variable pointing to a folder where I put this my
> .emacs file, for Xemacs that would be in the folder .xemacs and init.el
> Try Start/Run cmd.exe and then set HOME to get the location
> > 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
> > D:\WP\XEmacs\ess-5.2.3\lisp
> > so the line I actually put into default.el is:
> > (load "/D:/WP/XEmacs/ess-5.2.3/lisp/ess-site")
> I would try without the first slash
> > 4. Anything else I should check or do to proceed?
> See if this works, otherwise seek out the ESS mailing list!
> Cheers, Henrik
> Henrik Andersson
> Netherlands Institute of Ecology -
> Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology
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