[ESS] ess installation

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Thu Mar 18 17:04:13 CET 2010

On 03/16/10 02:52 PM, Hai Lin wrote:
> Hello experts,
> I'm having problems installing the ESS. Hope I could get some help from you.
> I'v installed latest version Emacs - 23.1 (9.0) and downloaded ess-5.8. Then I dragged ess-5.8 in the folder Applications/ESSDIR and created a .emacs file with a line "(load "/ESSDIR/ess-5.8/lisp/ess-site")" using TextWrangler.
> I followed the installation instruction from website, but it did not work when I tried to start up Emacs. I must have missed something? The error message is "File error: Cannot open load file, /ESSDIR/ess-5.8/lisp/ess-site". I just don't know why.
> My operating system is,
> Mac OS X version 10.5.8
> Thanks for your time
> Kevin

Hi Kevin:

Which instructions are you following?  I don't recognize your
description with respect to 
http://ess.r-project.org/Manual/ess.html#Unix-installation  For example, 
there is no reference to
ESSDIR in there that I can find.


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