how does R communicate with ESS?

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at
Tue Sep 28 02:25:16 CEST 2004

It's a redirection of stdin/stdout.  We parse a selection of things
for additional processing and placement into buffers.   We could do
more, of course.


On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 18:58:00 -0400, Tamas K Papp <tpapp at> wrote:
> I just wanted to know how R comminucates with ESS when called from
> Emacs on a Unix (specifically OS X) machine.  Is it just a redirection
> of stdin and stdout, or is there more to it?  Could somebody please explain?
> The reason I am asking is that I would like to ask the developers of
> Rauqa to provide an interface to Emacs -- that way I could use
> quartz() properly.  Now it just runs with, which is a native OS
> X application without a command line, but I don't think that adding
> some kind of stdin/stdout capable interface would be a difficulty.
> Thanks,
> Tamas
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