[ESS] recognizing R-alpha with ESS

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Mar 26 18:47:20 CET 2008

>>>>> "MWK" == Mark W Kimpel <mwkimpel at gmail.com>
>>>>>     on Wed, 26 Mar 2008 13:17:41 -0400 writes:

    MWK> I just compiled R-alpha and put it on my PATH (Ubuntu). ESS is not 
    MWK> recognizing it as newest or devel or anything else.

    MWK> Do I need to rename it?

Yes, or (rather)
put the following somewhere in your emacs start up code
(e.g. ~/.emacs):


;;; R-patched and R-devel are now autocreated from ESS :

;; but these are not :
(defun R-beta (&optional start-args)
  "Call the current beta version of R (using ESS)."
  (interactive "P") (let ((inferior-R-program-name "R-beta")) (R start-args)))
(defun R-alpha (&optional start-args)
  "Call the current alpha version of R (using ESS)."
  (interactive "P") (let ((inferior-R-program-name "R-alpha")) (R start-args)))
(defun R-rc (&optional start-args)
  "Call the current rc (Release Candidate) version of R (using ESS)."
  (interactive "P") (let ((inferior-R-program-name "R-rc")) (R start-args)))
(defun R-pre-rel (&optional start-args)
  "Call the current Pre-rel(ease) version of R (using ESS)."
  (interactive "P") (let ((inferior-R-program-name "R-pre-rel")) (R start-args)))


which is from our group's  ~/.emacs equivalent.


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