[ESS] ess and emacs installation
MSchwartz at mn.rr.com
Fri Dec 30 20:52:27 CET 2005
On Fri, 2005-12-30 at 14:28 -0500, Mark Leeds wrote:
> If someone could help me, I would
> REALLY appreciate it because I
> have gone through 2 days of trying
> to install Ess with XEmacs on NT
> and I don't want to give up
> but I have given up trying
> to figure it out on my own.
> I have downloaded XEmacs
> without a problem.
> It creates directories such as
> ( but it doesn't have ES bundled which
> cost me a day because I was
> reading some other older documentation
> that assumes it is bundled ).
> Then , under this folder there is
> and under the xemacs_packages there is
> a lisp folder.
> When I am unzipping the ess files, what directory should
> I be unzipping them to ? When you unzip it,
> it creates its own lisp folder also, so I think this
> where I am messing up. Or, atleast I hope this is
> where I am messing up. I am using the EMACS Speaks
> Statistics document but it just says put it under c:\emacs and
> that definitely doesn't work for me.
> Also, if someone could clarify for me Step
> 6 on page 14 of the document ( adding the load command )
> that would be great also. that may be one of my problems also.
> Thanks again.
I stand to be corrected on this, but as far as I know, the directory is
largely irrelevant, as long as you have the load command in your init.el
file set to point to the ess-site file (full path), wherever it is.
For example, in mine, I have:
That is under Linux. Just use the full path on your Windows system, so
should work. Be sure to replace the "..." with the correct additional
directory structure to your extracted ESS tree. Note also that I used
forward slashes, rather than the usual Windows backslashes.
Under Windows, I believe that post XEmacs installation, the init.el file
will be in:
C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\.xemacs
So just edit that file and add the load command as above. I have mine
towards the bottom of the file. followed by some other settings.
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