[R] Configuring ESS for SAS on Win NT & Win 2000

Robert Balshaw Rob.Balshaw at syreon.com
Fri Jul 5 01:26:49 CEST 2002

My apologies for the off-topic post, but this seemed the most likely place to
find relevant expertise.

Is there anyone who would be able to assist me in configuring GNU Emacs, ESS,
and SAS on my Windows NT and Windows 2000 machines?

I have been successful running R in ESS, thanks to the excellent examples I've
found for helping with .emacs and related files.

SAS, however, seems to be a horse of a different colour.

Thus far, I can edit .sas files using ESS. However, when I call for SAS (
Alt-X SAS"), Emacs responds:

apply: Spawning child process: invalid argument

(the above copied from the *Messages* buffer).

I suspect this is due to problems with some variable associated with
inferior-SAS-program-name or inferior-SAS-args, but I'm getting in over my head,

Thanks for any pointers - I'd be delighted to be told to read 'document X'.  So
far, the online documents I've read and the documents embedded within ESS 'docs'
directory appear to assume a Unix environment.



P.S.  I will summarize any discoveries/imparted wisdoms to the group, so feel
free to respond directly.

-- Robert Balshaw, Ph.D.
-- Senior Biostatistician, Syreon Corp.
-- Phone: (604) 822-5199; Fax: (604) 822-5911

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