calling Splus 6 help from within emacs etc.
faheem at email.unc.edu
Sat Feb 15 22:11:49 CET 2003
On Sat, 15 Feb 2003, A.J. Rossini wrote:
> Faheem Mitha <faheem at email.unc.edu> writes:
> >> > 2) Also, I wanted to point out that ESS currently assumes that the Splus
> >> > binary is called Splus6. In fact (at least for Linux) it is called Splus.
> >> > Would you consider changing this?
> >> I hate it when inciteful does that... You _CAN_ change it, read the
> >> comments in the file ess-site.el...
> > Yes, but this will get overwritten at the next upgrade, right? Is there a
> > reason not to just change it?
> Because a prior release labeled it Splus6, and that did seem to be
> the default for a while (just like Splus5 was for the 5.x series, may
> it die, and "Splus" was for 3.x).
Good grief. Proprietary software vendors... :-)
> >> > 3) Is the ESS-help mailing list available in archived form? There does not
> >> > appear to be a link from the web page.
> >> It should be somewhere at http://stat.math.ethz.ch/, I'm not sure of
> >> the exact location. If anyone finds it first, let me know, else I'll
> >> find it sometime after I return to work Tuesday.
> > I get an "unknown host" for stat.math.ethz.ch.
> You might try http://stat.ethz.ch/
> It's the same place as the R mailing lists, if that helps. I'll
> look Tuesday when I'm back to a windowed system.
Yes, the archives are at
ftp://ftp.stat.math.ethz.ch/Mail-archives/ess-help/, at least up to the
end of 2002. (The list seems to have been pretty quiet recently.) It would
be good to have a link to this from the official home page,
BTW, have you considered setting up a searchable html archive with
hypertext linking across messages in the same thread like the Debian
mailing list archives (and others)? This seems almost a standard for free
software mailing lists.
> You _CAN_ make changes locally, as well.
> Just add the line in your .emacs file that you would've changed in
> ess-site.el. It ought to work.
Yes, this is what I have done. Or rather, done for the person using Splus.
I don't use proprietary software myself. But it is not a site-wide change.
I assume there is no sidewide local override file?
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