[ESS] ESS/iESS SAS problems...

Blair Christian blair.christian at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 19:48:50 CET 2010

Hi All,

I am new to ESS/SAS, but a longtime ESS/R user.

I'm having some problems getting set up in both interactive and
non-interactive mode- perhaps I'm doing something wrong or there is
something undocumented that is common knowledge?

For ESS(SAS) mode (batch processing), I have
(ess-sas-global-unix-keys) in my .emacs.  When I submit my sas
program, emacs switches to the *shell* and stays there.  The sas
program runs, and the output is in the log file, but I'm stuck in
*shell* and the function key settings don't work there.  I can open
the log, but it opens as a text file, and I have to M-x sas-log-mode.
Even then, I still can't switch between the code and the log.

I have ess-sas-submit-command, ess-sas-submit-post-command and
ess-sas-submit-pre-command variables set to non-defaults for my
particular version of sas.  I also hand edited
ess/etc/ess-sas-sh-command (but that should only affect interactive
ESS(SAS)?).  I'm running emacs 21.3.2 with ess 5.12 on a redhat with
kernel 2.6.9-89.0.3.ELhugemem.

Thank you much,

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