[ESS] help() and library() in R return "... cat: not found"
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Mar 5 15:27:50 CET 2008
I think none of the ESS developers currently have MacOS X as
their ESS + R "work machine".
So it's hard to help from the developer side.
Can anyone on ESS-help help Eiji?
If not, I'd recommend to post this question
(maybe with slightly more details) to the
R-SIG-Mac mailing list.
Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
>>>>> "NEN" == N Eiji Nawa <globusbogus at yahoo.co.jp>
>>>>> on Wed, 5 Mar 2008 17:25:44 +0900 (JST) writes:
NEN> A follow-up to my previous email.
NEN> When I quit R on ess/emacs, a warning message pops-up that
NEN> could be related to my problem:
NEN> Save workspace image? [y/n/c]: n
NEN> sh: line 1: rm: command not found
NEN> I don't see that when I quit R running on xterm or the GUI
NEN> R. Any help is welcome. Thanks a lot!
NEN> this is my first post to ess-help (a great software by the
NEN> way!). I must say first that I am not quite sure my
NEN> problem can be solved within ess (apologies in advance if
NEN> that's the case). Let me first describe my system:
NEN> ess 5.3.6
NEN> Mac OS X 10.4.11 (G5)
NEN> GNU Emacs 22.214.171.124
NEN> R 2.6.2
NEN> I am having trouble viewing the R help files from within
NEN> ess/emacs. This is what happens. When I type
NEN> a second buffer (named *help[R](read.table)*) opens up but
NEN> with an error message
NEN> /Library/Frameworks//R.framework/Resources/bin/pager: line
NEN> 10: exec: cat: not found
NEN> When I type
NEN> I get exactly the same message as above but now in R's
NEN> main buffer (*R*).
NEN> Both commands work fine if I run R from a terminal window
NEN> (like xterm) or from the GUI version of R.
NEN> What is puzzling me the most is that if I open a shell in
NEN> emacs, run R, and try help(read.table) or library(), I get
NEN> the correct results.
NEN> I first thought it was something related to environment
NEN> variables, so I first defined R_HOME as
NEN> /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources but it didn't
NEN> work. Then I defined R_ENVIRON as
NEN> but got the same output as before.
NEN> If you have seen this before or have an idea on how I
NEN> could nail this down in more details, I will be happy to
NEN> hear from you.
NEN> Thank you very much in advance!
NEN> N. Eiji Nawa
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