[ESS] max lisp eval depth & ESS

Jeff Marcus Jeffrey.Marcus at nuance.com
Tue Sep 11 00:43:07 CEST 2007

I just came across this issue myself on Windows XP and encountered the
problem whether using Xemacs 21.4.19 with ESS 5.3.1 or the Emacs
22.1.1with ESS 5.3.5 (provided by Vincent Goulet). I think I stumbled
across the solution. 

I had downloaded the R installation zip file to C:/Program
Files/R/R-2.4.1.zip. When I remove this file I can start R with M-x R
successfully. When I put the zip file back, I again encountered the

The clue was in the *ESS* file produced when I was encountering the bug
which had the following:

[ess-site.el]: ess-customize-alist=nil 
[ess-site.el _2_]: ess-customize-alist=nil 
(R): ess-rterm-versions-create making M-x defuns for c:/Program
Files/R/R-2.4.1/bin/Rterm.exe c:/Program

Apparently the zip file makes the identity of the R exec ambiguous. 



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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 23:39:51 -0700
From: "Ben Goldstein" <ben.goldstein at gmail.com>
Subject: [ESS] max lisp eval depth & ESS
To: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
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I recently started getting the error: Lisp nesting exceeds 'max lisp
eval depth' when trying to initialize R via ESS. It was working fine
and I didn't make any changes before it stopped working.

Following other threads from the Xemacs newsgroup, I changed my eval
setting to: 2500 (was
at 1000), but that has not solved the problem.

I am using:

R - 2.4.1
XEmacs - 21.4 (patch 19)
ESS - 5.3.4

all on a PC.

I'm fairly new to XEmacs and don't have a ton of behind the scenes
programming experience...

Thanks a ton,

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