Setting up ESS for Win2000

John Fox jfox at
Fri Jan 3 23:15:46 CET 2003

Dear Jim,

You might give XEmacs a try. I have a document at 
describing how to install and configure it.


At 03:58 PM 1/3/2003 -0500, Jim_Garrett at wrote:

>I came up with one more piece of information:  while emacs appears "hung",
>the Rterm process is still running.  When I kill Rterm manually (via the
>task manager), emacs returns to normal (with a message that the Rterm
>process has terminated abnormally).
>I would guess that emacs somehow fails to cause Rterm to quit normally, and
>it is waiting for Rterm to stop.
>I certainly have a very crude workaround for now (quitting with task
>manager!), but if this bit of info helps, I would love any further ideas!
>rossini at (A.J. Rossini) on 01/03/2003
>03:35:21 PM
>Please respond to rossini at
>Sent by:  ess-help-admin at
>To:   Jim_Garrett at
>cc:   John Fox <jfox at>, ess-help at
>Subject:  Re: Setting up ESS for Win2000
> >>>>> "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
>     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:,
>     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
>     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?
>A.J. Rossini                  Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics

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