minimial Xemacs for ESS?

John Fox jfox at
Sat Oct 12 01:47:54 CEST 2002

Dear ESS list members,

I am grateful to the individuals who responded to my questions -- putting 
their suggestions together, I assembled a relatively small subset of 
packages that seems to work fine.

My original posting:

>Dear ESS list members,
>I recently installed ESS along with XEmacs on a Windows 2000 PC, primarily 
>for use with R. I had some previous, but not extensive, experience with 
>emacs under Unix/Linux.
>I was able to get everything working fine, but have the following 
>question, which will have particular relevance for my students: What 
>constitutes a minimal installation of XEmacs for use with ESS? XEmacs by 
>default installs with a very large number of packages -- which are essential?
>I'd also be interested in learning which packages are useful for editing 
>ascii and latex files.
>Any help would be appreciated.
>  John


John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4
email: jfox at
phone: 905-525-9140x23604

ess-help mailing list -- To (un)subscribe, send
subscribe	or	unsubscribe
(in the "body", not the subject !)  To: ess-help-request at

More information about the ESS-help mailing list