[ESS] Fwd: XEmacs, UNIX, ESS

Erik Iverson iverson at biostat.wisc.edu
Wed Nov 19 16:03:19 CET 2008

I think Dr. Bates is correct.  Luis wants to interact with a shell (say, 
bash) from a separate buffer containing a shell script.  This has 
nothing to do with R or ESS per se, except that the model is the same as 
he'd like for scripting.  So instead of a .R file sending to an R 
process, a .sh file sending to a bash shell...

Neil Shephard wrote:
> Ooops, I meant to reply to the list and not just Richard (sorry)
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 2:12 PM, Richard M. Heiberger <rmh at temple.edu> wrote:
>> Use ESS.  The behavior is identical on Windows and Unix.
> Perhaps Luis' problem is that ESS isn't installed on the *NIX system
> he's using and as a consequence the commands he's used to working with
> to send lines from the script to the R shell aren't working?
> Indeed if this is the case then Emacs will be running a shell and not
> R (unless R has been invoked from the shell, which isn't quite the
> same as starting R from within Emacs via ESS I believe).
> If this is the case Luis has two options...
> 1) Ask the system administrator to install ESS system-wide.
> 2) Install ESS in his home directory (see the UNIX section of
> http://ess.r-project.org/Manual/ess.html#Installation on how to
> achieve this, note that the installation is the same for 1) except
> your sysadmin will extract files to something like
> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/ess as opposed to ~/emacs).
> Neil
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