[R] Easy to install GNU Emacs for Windows

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Wed Jan 24 18:03:23 CET 2007

[Sorry for cross-posting in an attempt to reach as many interested parties as 

Users (present or future) of GNU Emacs and ESS on Windows might be interested 
in my distribution of an easy to install (read: with an installation wizard) 
version of GNU Emacs 21.3 with the following additions: 

* ESS 5.3.3 configured to work with the latest stable release of R;
* AUCTeX 11.84;
* Aspell 0.50.3;
* English and French dictionaries for Aspell;
* w32-winprint.el, to ease printing under Windows;
* htmlize.el, to print in color with w32-winprint.el;
* site-start.el, a site wide configuration file to make everything work.

For details:


The plan is to keep my distribution current with R releases.

The installation wizard is not all that smart for now, but I'll try to improve 
it in the future. For example, it creates a HOME environment variable (if it 
doesn't already exist), but doesn't ask for a value. %USERPROFILE% is used as 
default value.

Comments, criticisms and translation of messages appreciated!

[Disclaimer: I am not a WIndows user myself. I created this distribution to 
ease adoption of Emacs by my students.]

  Vincent Goulet, Associate Professor
  École d'actuariat
  Université Laval, Québec 
  Vincent.Goulet at act.ulaval.ca   http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca

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