[ESS] trace(zapsmall, edit=TRUE) problem under ESS?

John Chambers jmc at r-project.org
Fri Sep 26 14:06:22 CEST 2008

It would help to quote my comment fully enough to make sense:

Spencer Graves wrote:
     Your example "trace(zapsmall, edit=TRUE)" (p. 70) seems to 
malfunction under ESS (XEmacs 21.4.20 with ESS 5.3.6, if I understand 
correctly how to get this information) running Rterm 2.7.2.

This has nothing to do with the example or, really, with trace.  As 
?trace mentions under the "edit" argument, it calls the function edit(), 
which in turn uses options("editor") to choose an editor.  One needs to 
set the editor to something that works with the GUI you're using (many 
GUI's do this themselves).  I don't use ESS to run examples, but I 
recollect this question was discussed on the ESS mailing list.


Spencer Graves wrote:
> Hello:
>       I have an ESS problem with an example in Chambers (2008) 
> Software for Data Analysis (Springer, p. 70):  He describes using 
> "trace(zapsmall, edit=TRUE)", which gives me the following:
> > trace(zapsmall, edit=TRUE)
> Error in edit(name, file, title, editor) :
>   unable to run editor 'gnuclient.exe'
>       I asked John about this.  He replied, "I don't use ESS to run 
> examples, but I recollect this question was discussed on the ESS 
> mailing list."
>       If someone can help me with this, it will likely help more than 
> just me, because it will likely go into a script file in the SoDA 
> package, companion to Chambers (2008), following the Bates model in 
> "system.file('scripts', package='nlme')".
>      Thanks,
>      Spencer
> Running ESS 5.3.8 with
> GNU Emacs 22.3.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
> of 2008-09-06 on SOFT-MJASON
> sessionInfo()
> R version 2.7.2 (2008-08-25)
> i386-pc-mingw32
> locale:
> LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_United
> States.1252;LC_MONETARY=English_United
> States.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base
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