[R] X/Emacs and R in Linux

Ulises Mora Alvarez umalvarez at fata.unam.mx
Tue Jun 1 19:21:12 CEST 2004


Perhaps you should try with Paul Johnson's RPM's at: 


Good look.

On Tue, 1 Jun 2004, Dan Bolser wrote:

> Martin Maechler said...
> >
> >>>>>> "lanceh" == lanceh  <lanceh at ibm.net> writes:
> >
> >    lanceh> Sorry if this is a redundent question but I searched the
> >    lanceh> archives and although I found a couple of similar questions I
> >    lanceh> saw no responses.  I am running in Linux and when I try to
> >
> >You should have looked in the R-FAQ (see footer of this E-mail) ..
> >
> >    lanceh> invoke R from either XEmacs or Emacs via 'M-x R' I get an 
> >    lanceh> error
> >    lanceh> message which basically says that Emacs doesn't understand
> >    lunchh> the
> >    lanceh> command.  What do I need to do so that X/Emacs will invoke R
> >    lanceh> when I type 'M-x R'?
> >
> >You need to install the emacs package "ESS" (= Emacs Speaks Statistics).
> >(works under both Emacs & XEmacs).
> >You find it at any CRAN site, under   src/other/ess/.
> >Installation instructions are included.
> >
> >There's a mailing list for ESS,  ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch,
> >in case you have problems in installation or usage of ESS.
> Yikes! whatever happened to a good old 'INSTALL' file?
> 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. 
> Normally I run emacs by typing 'emacs', I can honestly say I don't know
> much more about how it works than that!
> 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!
> 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,
> Dan.
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Ulises M. Alvarez
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