[R] X/Emacs and R in Linux
dmb at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jun 2 00:02:08 CEST 2004
Good look in deed!
RPM worked a treat... now if only I could find a man page... ;)
Thanks guys, and sorry for my mope. I love R!
On Tue, 1 Jun 2004, Ulises Mora Alvarez wrote:
>Perhaps you should try with Paul Johnson's RPM's at:
>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,
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