minimial Xemacs for ESS?
rossini at blindglobe.net
Fri Oct 11 15:57:37 CEST 2002
>>>>> "john" == John Fox <jfox at mcmaster.ca> writes:
john> I recently installed ESS along with XEmacs on a Windows 2000 PC,
john> primarily for use with R. I had some previous, but not extensive,
john> experience with emacs under Unix/Linux.
john> I was able to get everything working fine, but have the following
john> question, which will have particular relevance for my students: What
john> constitutes a minimal installation of XEmacs for use with ESS? XEmacs
john> by default installs with a very large number of packages -- which are
This is difficult. There are many modes that they don't need;
however, some are potentially useful: ediff (2 and 3-way file
comparison and merging), vc (but only if you introduce CVS or RCS),
shell mode (sh-mode), comint (needed for ESS), dired (filebrowser),
edit-utils (basic stuff), efs or tramp (remote file access),
fsf-compat, speedbar, ecb (these are "IDE" editing tools which may be
Are they doing any HTML/XML work? There is a whole slew of tools for
XEmacs for this.
Some aren't in the emacs package system, though -- if running under
a unix-style OS (i.e. Linux), x-symbol and preview-latex are steps
towards making LaTeX WYSIWYG.
john> I'd also be interested in learning which packages are useful for
john> editing ascii and latex files.
for ascii, you might consider text-mode or fundamental-mode; the
advantage of text mode is that it handles indentation via the TAB key
a bit nicer.
See my earlier response for LaTeX modes, and add x-symbol (external
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