[R] X/Emacs and R in Linux
dmb at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk
Tue Jun 1 19:04:13 CEST 2004
On Tue, 1 Jun 2004, A.J. Rossini wrote:
>Dan Bolser <dmb at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk> writes:
>> Yikes! whatever happened to a good old 'INSTALL' file?
>There is a nice README file which you should read...
>> People should not assume that just because you use linux you automatically
>> know what you are doing!
>> First it took me ages to find the install instructions, they were hidden
>> on page nine of a pdf file called ess.pdf. Then it took me ages to
>> understand them. Their are a lot of comments in the file 'ess-site.el' and
>> I don't think I understood any of them.
>> In the end I ignored this file and I just added the "(load
>> 'path-to-ess-site.el-file')" to my .emacs file.
>> compile bit code? not me!
>Exactly. No reason to. And you know that if you read the
>> Then it took me a long time to get going with emacs and ess, I had to
>> guess the R-mode command, as it is somehow assumed that you dont need it.
>> Now I am getting there, but easy it wasnt.
>> Sorry for all the complaints,
>And you sent them to the wrong list, as well.
Ahhh, what a tipical piece of R related information... well... which list
should I post to then? Why can't I see a README? why does the
documentation suggest I need to compile bit code? why do you assume that I
*should* know what I am doing?
I want to use R with emacs but I have no experience, I didn't find the
docs usefull and I am sorry for existing.
All the best,
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