ESS on win-32, c:/ .emacs error

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Mon Dec 11 22:54:39 CET 2000

>>>>> "SM" == S McClatchie <s.mcclatchie at> writes:

    SM> On 8 Dec 00,, Rich Heiberger wrote (re: Re: install ESS on
    SM> win-32):
    >> The easiest way to install ESS on Windows machines is to place
    >> the unzipped directory tree on the machine in, for specificity,
    >> c:/emacs/ess-5.1.18/ Then add the following line to your
    >> ~/_emacs (or ~/.emacs) file: (load-file
    >> "c:/emacs/ess-5.1.18/lisp/ess-site.el")
    SM> Hello Rich

    SM> I have emacs up and running nicely, and have created .emacs in
    SM> the home directory which is c:/ I added the line load-file
    SM> "c:/emacs-20.4/ess-5.1.18/lisp/ess-site.el" to the ~/.emacs
    SM> file but when I run emacs I get this message:

    SM> Error in init file: Symbols value as variable is void:
    SM> load-file

Please give the exact form.  load-file IS NOT a variable, suggesting
that you've got a spare "(" somewhere...

    SM> I tried the directory without quotes and got the same error.

Do you need to do:
        (load-file "c:\emacs\ess-5.1.18\lisp\ess-site.el")

    SM> Another question concerns the location of the R
    SM> directory. Should this be under the emacs-20.4 directory tree
    SM> (i.e. in the same way that the ESS directory is)?

No.  R can be anywhere.

    SM> Hopefully these problems I am having will help others in the
    SM> setup at some stage.

Please send requests to ess-help at, rather than to
individuals -- PLEASE!


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