[R-SIG-Mac] ESS on Mavericks

Dominic Steinitz dominic at steinitz.org
Tue Apr 8 15:56:59 CEST 2014

Stephanie M. Gogarten <sdmorris <at> u.washington.edu> writes:

> Hi,
> I just upgraded to Mavericks and I'm having trouble with ESS.  I have R 
> 3.0.3, and I tried both the ESS-included Emacs binary 
> (http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca/en/emacs/) and the binary without extras 
> (http://emacsformacosx.com/) and installing ESS from source.
> In both cases, I'm getting really slow response when using the "Execute 
> this line" button in Emacs.  The simplest R functions take several 
> seconds to process.  Typing directly in the R buffer doesn't have this 
> problem.
> Has anyone else seen this behavior, or know of a fix?
> thanks,
> Stephanie

You don't say which version of emacs you are running. I am on

"GNU Emacs 24.1.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin, NS apple-appkit-1038.36) of
2012-06-10 on bob.porkrind.org"

I have had other issues but not the one you seem to be getting.

I would try using the emacs package manager (although I think ess came
bundled with my current emacs).

Further, I installed a new emacs about 4 weeks ago which I haven't
used much. I just now used the package manager with it to install
ess. The new version looks really good. You probably don't need to
live quite so dangerously though.

"GNU Emacs (x86_64-apple-darwin13.0.0, NS
apple-appkit-1265.00) of 2014-03-02 on Dominics-MacBook-Pro.local"

ess-version: 13.09-2 [elpa: 20140404.1519] (loaded from
/Users/dom/.emacs.d/elpa/ess- 20140404.1519/)

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