[Rd] ess completion

Rainer M Krug r.m.krug at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 14:39:14 CET 2013

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On 22/03/13 13:30, Terry Therneau wrote:
> The thread is strange to me as well, since completion is logically impossible for my Sweave
> files. - an emacs buffer is open working on an .Rnw file - there is no copy of R running
> anywhere on the machine - the code chunk in the .Rnw file refers to a R data object saved
> somewhere else Of course it cannot do "name completion" on a bit of code I'm writing, lacking
> omniscient powers. Emacs is good but not that good :-)
> The ESS manual section 12.1 states that for .R files it has "completion of object names and
> file names".  I'm puzzled by exactly what this means, since it is logically impossible (without
> a running R session) to do this in general. Linking an .Rnw file to an inferior R process
> doesn't make sense to me.
> However, I think it's time to move this sub-thread off of R-devel.  Respond to me privately
> about the answer or the proper list for this discussion.

If anybody wants to continue this ESS discussion:

The proper list is the ESS mailing list: https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/ess-help

See you there,


> Terry T
> On 03/22/2013 06:00 AM, r-devel-request at r-project.org wrote:
>> This thread is strange for me to read as I've been getting completion of object names,
>> function arguments names, and whatnot in ESS buffers for as long as I can have been using it.
>> And I'm only on ESS 12.09.
>> Perhaps you need to set `ess-use-R-completion` to non-nil. Or check the value of
>> `completion-at-point-functions`. Mine is '(ess-roxy-tag-completion ess-filename-completion
>> ess-object-completion t)
>> Peter
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