[ESS] Windows Vista and Emacs/ESS

David Scott d.scott at auckland.ac.nz
Thu Jan 22 03:24:16 CET 2009

On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, Paul Johnson wrote:

> I told my students that it was easiest to install the Emacs for
> windows that already has ESS in it.  I mean the one that Vincent
> Goulet provides
> http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca/en/emacs/
> Today a student came in with a Laptop that had this strange operating
> system called "Windows Vista" :)
> When he starts emacs and opens an R file, and then clicks on R to
> start R, a window pops up asking him to choose a directory for data.
> no matter what we do with that GUI, no matter what directory we pick,
> the window does not respond. Keep clicking OK forever, nothing
> happened.
> It is lucky for us that I'm old school, and showed him the old M-x R
> trick, and within Emacs itself we could set a working directory.
> Have you seen this problem?

I have seen this too with Vista, again prompted by a student, and gave the
same workaround.

David Scott 
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