[ESS] Using R and ess-directory

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Feb 5 21:44:14 CET 2007

Alexander Stoddard wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am using R 2.3.1 with ESS 5.3.3 in GNU emacs 21.2 running under Mac  
> OS 10.4.
> I am hoping to use a customization as described in section 7.8 of the  
> manual, "Names and locations of dump files", to set the ess-source- 
> directory like so:
> (setq ess-source-directory
>             (lambda ()
>                (concat ess-directory "Src/")))
> Reading section 3.5 "Changing the startup actions" makes me expect  
> the default behavior (with ess-ask-for-ess-directory set to "t") to  
> set the value of ess-directory. However it seems that ess-directory  
> is still nil after starting R with "M-R". (I note that a variable  
> called "default-directory" is set to directory where I start R).
> Do I need to set ess-directory manually or is something wrong?
> Many thanks,
> Alex Stoddard
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Hi Alex:

I'm not sure where the confusion comes in.  But, you set ess-directory
before M-x R, so if ess-ask-for-directory is t, you can confirm 
ess-directory by pressing return.


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