ESS, Emacs under Win2K

Rich Heiberger rmh at
Mon Feb 25 18:29:14 CET 2002

1. ESS can control packages in an inferior process only if the package
uses standard input/standard output as its communications protocol.
Stata does not use this protocol so we can't control it.  You have
to highlight and paste to get code into Stata and similarly highlight and
paste to get results from Stata back into Emacs.

2. The "Spawning child process:" message often means that the machine is
near its capacity.  Sometimes it means some other parameters are not
compatably specified.  Please try again with a fresh emacs without any
of your own files.

emacs-21.1/bin/emacs -q --no-site-file

The load ess-site.el and define
(setq-default inferior-R-program-name "C:/Progra~1/rw1041/bin/Rterm")  ; msdos

Then start R.  If we are lucky, that will start R and you can try to determine
which lines in either site-start.el or .emacs is causing the trouble.

Please write back in either case.

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