call in .emacs for R-1.6.0

Martin Maechler maechler at
Tue Oct 29 08:28:35 CET 2002

>>>>> "tony" == A J Rossini <rossini at>
>>>>>     on 28 Oct 2002 15:51:28 -0800 writes:

    tony> I think it depends on whether the current R initialization script is
    tony> in your path (i.e. if it lived in /usr/local/bin, and /usr/local/bin
    tony> is in your path, you would be fine).


Sam's statement below is not correct ``as such''.

>>>>> "sam" == Sam McClatchie <s.mcclatchie at> writes:

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

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

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

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

    sam> Cheers

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