[ESS] error message when starting R with M-x R but not from within an emacs bash shell

RICHARD M. HEIBERGER rmh at temple.edu
Sun May 31 05:19:30 CEST 2009

>> options(STERM='iESS', editor='emacsclient')
> Error in options(STERM = "iESS", editor = "emacsclient") :
>   unused argument(s) (STERM = "iESS", editor = "emacsclient")

The "unused arguments" looks to me like you have a naming conflict.
I am guessing that your session starts with a saved .RData that has
a locally named function "options".

If you need the .RData file, then remove or rename the offending
function and resave the .RData.
An even better plan is to place those functions into your own package
and then load it.


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