ESS, Emacs under Win2K
rossini at u.washington.edu
Mon Feb 25 17:53:35 CET 2002
inferior Stata processes can not be controlled under Microsoft Windows or MacOS. I'm not sure about the Win2k problem, but am CC'ing ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch for you. Someone there should know!
On Sun, 24 Feb 2002, Edward J. Czilli wrote:
> Good day:
> I use Emacs 21.1.1, gnuclientw, AuCTeX 10.0g, SPlus 6, R 1.4.1, and
> Stata 7.0 under windows 2000.
> I decided to install ESS 5.1.20 from
> so that I could use Emacs with those stats packages.
> I have read the install instructions and the various PDFs related
> ESS that are available on the web. I have installed per the
> instructions (to the best of my knowledge). I have searched
> deja.com for info, but frankly I am stumped on several issues
> related to ESS. I hope that you can help.
> 1. ESS and Stata
> If I load a myfile.do into Emacs, I can see that the Stata code is
> higlighted. However M-x stata-mode does not give me an inferior
> process through which I can send the code to Stata. is there any
> way to run Stata code from Emacs and to view the results in Emacs?
> or does ESS provide only an environment in which to edit stata
> code? I am obviously missing something here....
> 2. ESS and R 1.4.1
> I can run the R GUI under Windows 2000 without a problem. In ess-
> site.el I edited the line for 'R' as follows (this may wrap oddly
> in the e-mail message):
> (setq-default inferior-R-program-name
> "C:/Progra~1/rw1041/bin/Rterm") ; msdos
> From within Emacs if I issue M-x R, Emacs displays the following in
> the minibuffer:
> ESS [S(R): C:/Progra~1/rw1041/bin/Rterm] starting data
> I specify an existing directory on the my PC as the starting
> Emacs then creates an R buffer but reports in the minibuffer:
> apply: Spawning child process: invalid argument
> And so I am at a loss. Have I misconfigured something? What
> invalid argument is Emacs (or R) complaining about? Is the R
> buffer the one that I use to edit code? Can I send code to R
> through that buffer? Is the 'child process' error anything that
> I need to be concerned about?
> I relaize that these questions may seem trivial. But I am new to
> ESS and I would appreciate your assistance and/or a pointer to a
> relevant FAQ.
> With best regards.
> Edward J. Czilli
> mailto:ejczilli at umich.edu
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