[ESS] Problem with loading source files under Windows

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Mar 12 16:54:45 CET 2007

Marc Anderson wrote:
> Hi,
> I have used Ess under UNIX for many years but now I want to run R using Ess
> under Windows XP. My problem is that when I want to load a test file with
> C-c C-d I get the following error:
> Error in file(file, "r", encoding = encoding) :
>     unable to open connection
> In addition: Warning message:
> cannot open file 'c:Documents and SettingsmarcS-sourcemarc.test.R', reason
> 'No such file or directory'
> This is under xemacs 21.4 (patch 13).
> I googled and found this link
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/ess-bugs/2005q2/000627.html which seems to be
> the same problem.
> Any help is appreciated.
> /Marc

Hi Marc:

That does appear to be a similar bug report, but there is no "solution" 
posted.  Not much of a starting point I'm afraid.  However, your report
sounds eerily similar to a bug that was fixed in 5.2.9.  So, I'd 
encourage you to upgrade.  Although, while you are at it, you mind as 
well upgrade to the latest, 5.3.3.  And, your version of xemacs is 
pretty stale as well.  Do yourself a favor, check out 21.4.20.


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