[ESS] problems installing ESS/Xemacs in Windows Vista

James W. MacDonald jmacdon at med.umich.edu
Fri Aug 10 15:28:50 CEST 2007

Hi Ana,

Ana Conesa wrote:
> Dear List,
> I am trying to get ESS/Xemacs running in Windows Vista. I installed
> Xemacs, add the init.el file to .Xemacs directory and modified the
> variable path to include
> C:/Program Files/R/R-2.5.1/bin/
> Still when launching Xemacs I get the error that Rterm could not be
> found. Even if I uncomment the line setq inferior-R-program name at
> the init.el file, Xmacs will still complain that Rterm cannot be
> found. But the Rterm.exe file is at the indicated location and works
> perfectly.
> Did any have this problem and know the solution?

Just a guess, but it seemed to me that the more recent versions of 
Xemacs had trouble with paths that contained spaces. Does changing setq 
inferior-R-program to something like C:\\progra~1\\R\\R-2.5.1\\bin (or 
possibly C:/progra~1/R/R-2.5.1/bin/) help?



> Thanks
> Ana
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James W. MacDonald, M.S.
Affymetrix and cDNA Microarray Core
University of Michigan Cancer Center
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