Setting up ESS for Win2000

Jim_Garrett at Jim_Garrett at
Fri Jan 3 21:28:47 CET 2003

Oops, I've encountered another problem.  I was indeed able to start R, but
when I quit R, emacs froze.  After a little experimentation, this seems to
occur only after I have created a plot in a graphics window.  (And even
after I've closed the window.)

Specifically, I was running R fine, I created a plot, and I closed the plot
window (I did this with every means I could think of:, going
through the graphics window's file menu, and simply clicking on the "close
window" Windows icon).  Then I entered "q()", entered "n" at the "Save
workspace image?" prompt, and then emacs hung.

This does not happen if I have never created a plot.

Thanks for all help.


Jim_Garrett at on 01/03/2003 03:13:59 PM

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To:   John Fox <jfox at>
cc:   ess-help at
Subject:  Re: Setting up ESS for Win2000

Ah, yes, that did the trick!



John Fox <jfox at> on 01/03/2003 02:50:24 PM

To:   Jim_Garrett at
cc:   ess-help at
Subject:  Re: Setting up ESS for Win2000

Dear Jim,

Having the bin subdirectory for R, in which rterm.exe resides, on the
search path suffices for me using XEmacs under Windows 2000. You could try
adding the following line to your .emacs file (altering the path, of
course, to reflect the location of rterm.exe on your system):

(setq-default inferior-R-program-name "c:/Program

I hope that this helps,

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