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

Robert Balshaw Rob.Balshaw at syreon.com
Fri Jul 5 17:25:08 CEST 2002

Thanks to Tony Rossini, who directed me to the more appropriate ESS-help mailing

Rich Heiberger was quick to confirm that Meta-x SAS will not work for Windows.
He suggested that I use the editing capabilities and submit the code to an
external or batch SAS job.


One more reason I should switch to GNU/Linux.



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

> -----Original Message-----
> 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,
> here.
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Rob
> P.S.  I will summarize any discoveries/imparted wisdoms to the group, so feel
> free to respond directly.

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