Setting up ESS for Win2000

John Fox jfox at
Fri Jan 3 21:59:39 CET 2003

Dear Jim and Tony,

I don't experience this problem with XEmacs. I did find, however, that one 
has to be careful about shutting things down, and so I provided menu items 
for doing this in my XEmacs/ESS for Windows configuration file.


At 12:35 PM 1/3/2003 -0800, A.J. Rossini wrote:
> >>>>> "jim" == Jim Garrett <Jim_Garrett at> writes:
>     jim> Oops, I've encountered another problem.  I was indeed able to 
> start R, but
>     jim> when I quit R, emacs froze.  After a little experimentation, 
> this seems to
>     jim> occur only after I have created a plot in a graphics 
> window.  (And even
>     jim> after I've closed the window.)
>     jim> Specifically, I was running R fine, I created a plot, and I 
> closed the plot
>     jim> window (I did this with every means I could think of:, 
> going
>     jim> through the graphics window's file menu, and simply clicking on 
> the "close
>     jim> window" Windows icon).  Then I entered "q()", entered "n" at the 
> "Save
>     jim> workspace image?" prompt, and then emacs hung.
>     jim> This does not happen if I have never created a plot.
>Interesting.  Can any one else verify this, or try it under XEmacs?

John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4
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