emacs/ESS/Auctex installer

Simon Jackman jackman at stanford.edu
Thu Jan 23 20:42:50 CET 2003

incidentally,  my research group here has put together a "one-click" 
installer for Emacs and ESS and Auctex for Windows XP, available from


note -- this is for XP only, and it presumes the user has already 
installed R and miktex (you will still get a working Emacs and ESS etc 
without those installed, just ESS won't have an R to call etc...).

-- simon jackman

On Thursday, January 23, 2003, at 11:29 AM, Jim Rogers wrote:

> Dear list,
> My background and some thanks (optional reading):
> I have done S+ programming using ESS for emacs for several years. Some
> months ago I simultaneously switched from S+ to R, from emacs to 
> xemacs,
> and also started using iESS instead of just ESS (previously I was using
> S+4 for Windows which I could never configure to work through iESS). I
> was stunned by how easy it was to get R working through iESS, using
> Xemacs, thanks to the instructions and files at
> http://software.biostat.washington.edu/statsoft/ess Many, many thanks 
> to
> those who have turned this installation and configuration into a 
> totally
> painless process !
> On to my question:
> I am trying to figure out how to tell iESS to stop trying to fontify a
> bunch of accidental output. For example, I may accidentally print a
> large data.frame (or more often, I call traceback() without realizing
> how long the output will be).
> I see from the documentation that I can abort the print command with 
> C-c
> C-c. But then I am stuck watching the "Fontifying *R*" thing, which may
> eventually complete its task, but usually not before I get impatient 
> and
> kill the whole xemacs process. The "stop" button for "Fontifying *R*"
> does not seem to work for me.
> I am working with 1.2 GHz pentium 4 and 1 gig RAM, so I don't think I
> can blame my machine. Is there a better way (i.e. better than killing
> the whole process) to tell Xemacs to just leave the output alone and
> move on?
> I have Xemacs 21.4.9 for Windows (XP), and a fairly recent version of
> ESS (downloaded in the past year - sorry I can't seem to find a version
> number).
> Thanks very much,
> Jim
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