[R] ess settings

Stephen Eglen stephen at inf.ed.ac.uk
Mon Aug 9 12:27:56 CEST 2004

Dear Jin,

First, we have a mailing list for ESS questions; this is probably more
relevant than r-help for these questions.


Just last week this came up, and although the ESS documentation
suggests setting inferior-R-args, it doesn't seem to be used.  I will
look into solutions for this.  IN the meantime, there is a temporary
workaround mentioned in the mailing lists; see thread starting


Best wishes,

Jin Shusong writes:
 > Dear R users,
 >   I downloaded an ess-5.2.2 package and hope to use emacs as
 > front to work with R.  I modified ~/.emacs and start R by
 > M-x R.   But I found when I quited  the R session, it still asked me to
 > save the work space or not.  I added inferior-R-args with
 > "--save" args.  But it seemed that it had no effect.   Can
 > you tell me how to pass the arguments other than
 > --no-readline to R.  Thanks a lot.
 > Below is the part for ess settings.
 >     (setq load-path (cons "~/.emacs.d/lisp/ess-5.2.2/lisp" load-path))
 >     (require 'ess-site)
 >     (setq ess-default-style  "GNU")
 >     (setq inferior-ess-program "R")
 >     (setq inferior-R-program-name "~/.local/bin/R")	  ; unix systems
 >     (setq inferior-R-args "--save --no-readline")
 >     (setq ess-pre-run-hook
 >       '((lambda ()  (setq ess-directory "~/study/R/")
 >                     (setq ess-ask-for-ess-directory nil)
 >                     )))
 > -- 
 >                        Yours  Sincerely
 >                                Jin

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