call in .emacs for R-1.6.0

Sam McClatchie s.mcclatchie at
Mon Oct 28 23:40:00 CET 2002

System info:
Linux slackware
R Version 1.6.0  (2002-10-01)
ESS 5.1.21
Emacs 21.2.1

After a bit of fiddling I found that for R-1.6.0 you need to call the 
executable in your ~/.emacs file to permit the usual startup for R (M-x R).

(setq-default inferior-R-program-name "/usr/local/lib/R-1.6.0/bin/R")

This is probably taken care of in the rpm for Mandrake 9.0, but I 
haven't yet checked on my home machine. (I'm using slackware at work). I 
thought this tidbit might be of use to others who are upgrading to the 
current R-version.


Sam McClatchie, Research scientist (fisheries acoustics))))))))))
NIWA (National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd)
PO Box 14 901, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand
s.mcclatchie at
Research home page <>
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