[ESS] Changing the configuration of font colors

John Maindonald john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
Sun Jun 7 01:20:08 CEST 2009

(not in any particular order)
4. How do I comment a region: M-;
5. Indent region and undo: C-M-\   M-x 1
6. What does one actually type when it says C-M-\
7. How does ESS handle command line line history?  How do I get a  
8. I've heard that there are commands for doing clever things with  
transcript file?
How do I get these to work for me?
9. Is there an R equivalent of M-x dired: (M-x ess-rdired)
10. Somewhere in the documentation it notes that A-M-r will get the  
history matching string.  What does the A mean?  (Actually, I do not  
11. What are the five niftiest things that one can do with ESS?

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On 07/06/2009, at 3:01 AM, Rodney Sparapani wrote:

> John Maindonald wrote:
>> It took me quite a bit of searching, following clues provided by a
>> message from Rodney Sparapani, that I could do the following
>> to change the color scheme:
>> (require 'ess-site)
>> (require 'ess-font-lock)
>> In ESS under emacs, one does
>> <ESC>x M-x ess-font-lock- <RET> <RET>
>> Five choices then appear.  I rather like wheat.
>> Further choices can be added to the file ess-font-lock.el,
>> or existing choice(s) modified.
>> I could not find this stated in explicit detail anywhere.  I'd like
>> to see it added to the FAQ, and probably also to the section
>> about customizing emacs in the introductory document.
>> The default is unsatisfactory if one is using a computer
>> projector.
> Hi John:
> Well, we don't have a FAQ per se.  However, I have thought about  
> making
> one.  So, let's take nominations for FAQs.
> John has nominated #1
> I'll take a crack at a few:
> #2 Interactive SAS is not supported by SAS for Windows.
> #3 When R hangs, try C-g.
> Others?
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