[ESS] BUGS mode

John P. Burkett burkett at uri.edu
Mon Jun 18 17:49:48 CEST 2007

Rodney Sparapani wrote:

> There is no default for .bug files since now there are 2 slightly
> different implementations of the "BUGS language" (for lack of a
> better term).  We now have JAGS which also uses .bug.  And, BUGS
> itself is a legacy only since it is no longer supported and JAGS
> is the future of BUGS on Unix AFAICS.  So, there is no sensible
> default for .bug files.  Here's a snippet from the README file:
> Changes/New Features in 5.3.2:
>      * Classic BUGS now supported by (require 'essd-bugs) with ESS[BUGS] 
> and JAGS by (require 'essd-jags) with ESS[JAGS]. But, only one of them 
> can be used at a time since they don't play nice together. Also, C-c C-c 
> is now bound to the function ess-bugs-next-action (F12 has been 
> retired). And finally, note that essl-bug.el is deprecated and the 
> replacement is essl-bugs.el.

Many thanks for your explanation.  I have now upgraded to ESS-5.3.3 and 
added to my .emacs file the line
(require 'essd-bugs)
After opening a .bug file, I now see at the bottom of the Emacs window, 
just to the right of the file name, the encouraging words (ESS[BUGS] 
SVN-23).  However, there is still no ESS menu at the top of the window. 
  And as far as I can tell, Emacs is still not appropriately color 
coding elements of the bugs program.
Any suggestions as to what further steps are need would be most welcome.
Best regards,

John P. Burkett
Department of Economics
806 Chafee Hall, 10 Chafee Road
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881-0808

phone (401) 874-9195

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