Newbie start-up problem

Tom Masterson tnm717 at
Sun Jan 11 16:17:09 CET 2004

Hi everyone,
So, I'm just starting with ESS, trying to get it 
working at home on my Windows 98 box (at work, on my
linux box, it's working fine 8{] ). I have emacs
and ess (5.1.24) both in C:\Program Files\emacs. R is 
in my path and HOME is set to "C:\Program
I have added the following lines to my "_emacs" file

;; load ess
(load "C:/progra~1/emacs/ess-5.1.24/lisp/ess-site.el")
(setq-default inferior-R-program-name "Rterm.exe")

when I start up emacs, I get the following message:

"Cannot open load file: ess-site"

and, of course, when I open a *.R file, ESS mode does 
not happen. I've tried looking around for an answer to

this (probably foolish) problem, but haven't found
Any clues?


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