[ESS] Finding Rterm in R 2.12.0 on Windows

Ruth M. Ripley ruth at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Dec 11 23:42:09 CET 2010

Dear Martin,

Thanks for your reply. Sorry, I should have said I was testing the latest 
version I could find of Vincent Goulet's wonderful packaging : 
emacs-23.2-modified-8.exe, with 32 bit Windows XP. I was hoping the recent 
(post R-2.12.0) release of ess might address the new bin subdirectories 
issue but saw no sign of such a change. Hence my attempt to fix it myself.

Has anyone else reported this problem and is there likely to be an 
official fix in the near future?



On Sat, 11 Dec 2010, Martin Maechler wrote:

> Dear Ruth,
> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 18:24, Ruth M. Ripley <ruth at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>> In R 2.12.0, Rterm.exe is in a subdirectory of bin and ess cannot find it. I
>> have just tried changing the code myself, and (after some advice from my
>> local expert on R executables) replaced Rterm.exe by R.exe in line 436 of
>> ess-r-d.el and compiled. I don't have a 64 bit installation handy to test,
>> but this finds D:/R/R-2.12.0patched/bin/i386/Rterm.exe on my 32 bit machine.
>> (Of course it may have upset other things!)
>> I know I can set the path to R in the site files, or put R in my path, but
>> it would be nice not to have to do the update every time there is a new
>> version of R.
> Which versions of Emacs/ESS are you using?
> For Windows, the mostly widely used is the "Emacs for Windows
> modified" jumbo package
> from Vincent Goulet (quickly found from the 'Download" tab on
> http://ess.r-project.org/
> I won't be the person to help you in detail here,  but for others to
> help you, it's of importance to know with which configuration (Emacs
> <-> ESS ) you are working.
> ESS itself is setup in principle to recognize (and support via  M-x R,
> M-x R-<ver>)
> *several* versions of R available on the given computer.
> But indeed, the detection of these versions is platform dependent
> and may work differently are not optimally anymore with the new
> 64-bit/ 32-bit  multi-architecture installations.
> Martin Maechler
>> Ruth
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