[R] Beginners manual for emacs and ess

Ramon Diaz-Uriarte rdiaz at cnio.es
Thu Sep 21 10:15:32 CEST 2006

On Wednesday 20 September 2006 17:16, Marc Schwartz (via MN) wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 17:03 +0200, Rainer M Krug wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I heard so much about Emacs and ESS that I decided to try it out - but I
> >   am stuck at the beginning.
> >
> > Is there anywhere a beginners manual for Emacs & ESS to be used with R?
> > even M-x S tells me it can't start S-Plus - obviously - but I want it to
> > start R...
> >

While following Mark's suggestions, try doing 

M-x R

and that might start R.

Then, you can do:

C-x 2 ("split the screen" as is said in other editors)

move to the one without the running R, and open there an R file (or you can 
just create it on the fly:

C-x C-f 

and in the minibuffer type anything, e.g., "one-file.R"   (without the 

Then, type

C-h m

and you'll get a list of stuff related to the ESS mode.

And I think you will then really need to look at the ESS doc and go through 
the (X)Emacs tutorial (which is available from the help, in (X)Emacs).



> > Any help welcome (otherwise I will be stuck with Eclipse and R)
> >
> > Rainer
> There are some reference materials on the main ESS site at:
>   http://ess.r-project.org/
> In addition, there is a dedicated ESS mailing list, with more info here:
>   https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/ess-help
> HTH,
> Marc Schwartz
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