[R] where is .emacs file?

Naresh Gurbuxani naresh_gurbuxani at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 1 15:29:15 CET 2017

Thanks all for their suggestions.

While my Mac has .emacs.d directory, this does not seem to have any .emacs file.  Before creating a new .emacs file, I will reach out to  an Emacs forum.


From: Ulrik Stervbo <ulrik.stervbo at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 7:28 AM
To: Naresh Gurbuxani; R-help at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] where is .emacs file?

Files starting with dots are hidden files on Mac. The emacs configuration file .emacs should be in your home directory. You can list all files - also the hidden ones - by `ls -a` in your console. I don't use Mac so I can't tell you how to show hidden files in Finder.

If you still can't find the file, you might have better chances by asking in some Emacs forum.

Alternatively you can use R-studio instead of emacs/ess.


On Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at 13:12 Naresh Gurbuxani <naresh_gurbuxani at hotmail.com<mailto:naresh_gurbuxani at hotmail.com>> wrote:

I am trying to install ESS so that it can be used when EMACS is launched from Mac Terminal.  After running "make" from the directory where ESS files are saved, the instructions ask the following to be added to .emacs file:

(require 'ess-site)

But I cannot find .emacs file.

I have already installed EMACS modified for ESS from Vincent Goulet's website.  In my EMACS application, ESS is available (verified by typing M-X ess-version).

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