[ess] acroread running on the side

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Sat Mar 15 16:40:29 CET 2003

Fredrik Lundgren <fredrik.lundgren at norrkoping.mail.telia.com> writes:

> Hello ess esses,
> In SuSE 8.1, R 1.62 and Xemacs 21.4 and Ess 5.1.24
> I use
> system(acroread afile.pdf, intern = FALSE)
> the file opens up OK but further activity in R is locked.

Happens without ESS/XEmacs, as well. 

> I would like to have the file on the desktop and change between
> the pdf document and Xemacs   
> what to do?


1. Get the R core to have a system call which dispatches/forks a
2. read the bioconductor sources to figure out how they do it, which
   is probably the right thing to do.
3. ask for help on the R-help mailing lists, since this has nothing
   to do with ESS/(X)Emacs


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