[R] Problems with EMACS-ESS on Ubuntu

Tom La Bone booboo at gforcecable.com
Tue Dec 25 22:30:39 CET 2007

Yes indeed. As usual, I found the answer to my question shortly after I
posted it to the forum. John Fox clearly describes this behavior in his
paper "An Introduction to ESS + XEmacs for Windows Users of R". I guess I
was confused because the version of Emacs/ESS I installed on Windows
(courtesy of Vincent Goulet) did not require me to confirm that I wanted to
use R. Thanks everyone for the assistance.


Ben Bolker wrote:
> Tom La Bone <booboo <at> gforcecable.com> writes:
>> I installed EMACS-ESS on Windows XP-Pro and it worked with R perfectly
>> right
>> out of the box. I was impressed with how easy it is to use (I normally
>> use
>> Tinn-R). I then switched over to Ubuntu 7.10 and installed EMACS-ESS.
>> Everything worked the same as in Windows (which is my main reason for
>> using
>> EMACS) until I tried to send a line of code from the EMACS buffer to R --
>> R
>> is running but the code just will not go to it. All I get is a line at
>> the
>> bottom of the editor window that says "Process to load into: R". I am new
>> to
>> EMACS and did not see any fixes that looked promising in the ESS manual.
>> Can
>> anyone offer some suggestions on things to check? Thanks.
>   Emacs just wants you to confirm which buffer the code is getting
> sent to (and the buffer called "R" is its default).  The focus should
> automatically have gotten set to the mini-buffer at the bottom of the
> window, so if you just hit ENTER in response to this query everything
> should work fine!
>   Ben Bolker
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