[ESS] Questions regarding R + Aquamacs + ESS

johannes rara johannesraja at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 17:08:34 CEST 2009

Thanks. Should this function to be included in customizations.el or which file?

I found an answer to my question number 2:

I included these lines of code to customizations.el

(setq comint-scroll-to-bottom-on-input t)
(setq comint-scroll-to-bottom-on-output t)
(setq comint-move-point-for-output t)


2009/9/20 Stephen Eglen <S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk>:
>> Hi (I did sent this post also to R-sig-mac, but I think this is the
>> right forum for this post),
>> I have few questions regarding R 2.9.2 + Aquamacs + ESS. I'm moving
>> from WinXP to Mac (Snow Leopard 10.6.1) and also from Tinn-R to
>> Aquamacs (1.8c).
>> 1. Is there syntax highlighting in Aqaumacs? Now when I open .R file
>> only the lines starting with comment mark (#), quoted words etc. are
>> shown in color. What about R:s reserved words? In Tinn-R these words
>> where shown blue. Is there this kind of functionality in Aquamacs?
> ESS has more font-locking (syntax highlighting) than what you see;
> unless you are wedded to Aquamacs, have you tried the version of Emacs
> built by Vincent Goulet:
>  http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca/en/ressources/emacs/mac
> this should work nicely.
>> 3. It seems to bit complicated to keep pressing C-c all the time, is
>> there a way to make a shortcut key (e.g when pressing Alt-S an area of
>> code is sent to ESS-window (into R)
> sure, this falls into the general issue of rebinding keys; e.g.
> (defun my-ess-hook ()
>  "Add my keybindings to ESS mode."
>  (local-set-key (kbd "C-j") 'ess-eval-line-and-step)
>  )
> (add-hook 'ess-mode-hook 'my-ess-hook)
> change C-j and the function you want to sit on there accordingly.
> I'll leave others to fill in 2 and 4!
> Stephen

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