ESS in Windows: talk to rgui.exe?

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Thu Apr 22 23:56:33 CEST 2004

Paul Johnson <pauljohn at> writes:

> A student just asked me a question about ESS on WIndows after I
> installed ESS-5.1.20rc3.
> Why can't Emacs/ESS talk to the Rgui.exe version that is available in
> windows?  I want to take advantage of the "File/Save As" feature for
> graphs.
> What do you think? Honestly, it never occurred to me, but it seems
> reasonable.  Otherwise, one must just copy and paste commands from
> Emacs into the R gui command window.

Rgui would need to listen on a COM or DCOM port (or one of the older
cross-app communications protocols, names of which escape me now).

Then, Emacs/ESS could send but not receive code.  This has been
discussed before (in the context of XLispStat), but needs
collaboration on both sides.   Rich Heiberger might know a bit more,
he tried to work out the S-PLUS for Windows issues a while back.


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