[R] initialization error with XEmacs init.el file

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Tue Aug 31 00:19:39 CEST 2004

Dear Melanie,

Are you using forward-slashes (/) or double-back-slashes (\\) to separate
directories, as I believe you should, and placing quotes around the path?

I hope that this helps,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of 
> Melanie A. Link-Perez
> Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 5:08 PM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] initialization error with XEmacs init.el file
> I have successfully used XEmacs on my home PC for several months.  On
> 8/25/04 I  downloaded R version 1.9.1 (rw1091) from one of 
> the R mirror sites, XEmacs installer (setup.exe) from 
> <http://www.xemacs.org/Download/win32/>, and Jim Fox's latest 
> configuration files (fox-ess-config.zip) from 
> <http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/jfox/Books/Companion/ESS/> 
> to my Dell laptop, which is running MS Windows XP 
> Professional version 2002.  Upon launching XEmacs, I get the 
> following error:
>   (1) (initialization/error) An error has occurred while loading
>   c:\.xemacs\init.el:
>   Cannot open load file: executable
> The init.el file is version 0.5.6.  I have triple-checked 
> path names and placement of files in directories, but have 
> not been able to track down this problem.  I also tried 
> replacing the init.el file with my older version
> (0.5.4) to no avail.  I have tried to get around this by 
> using Alt-x and shift-R to launch R, but the following 
> appears below the buffer:
>   Searching for program: No such file or directory, C:Program
>   FilesR^Mw1091^HinRterm
> Certainly, there is no "Mw1091" or "HinRterm" and I don't 
> know where the program is getting that info (with the obvious 
> typos).  I am grateful for any assistance that is offered.
> Thanks,
> Melanie Link-Perez
> Miami University
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