[ESS] "Sorry, no version of R could be found on your system", for new version of R 2.12

Stephen Eglen S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Mon Oct 18 10:46:04 CEST 2010

Chris Howden <chris at trickysolutions.com.au> wrote:

> I just installed the new version of R on my machine and Emacs can no longer
> find it. I'm getting the below error message
Did it work for a previous installation -- what did you have before in
your .emacs?

> (note that I tried adding them one at a time)
> ;(setq default-inferior-R-program-name "C:/Program
> Files/R/R-2.12.0/bin/i386/Rterm.exe")

you should have (setq-default ...)
rather than (setq default-...)

also I assume that the email put the newline between program and files.

i.e. I'd try this:
  "C:\\Program Files\\R\\R-2.12.0\\bin\\i386\\Rterm.exe")

in .emacs and restart.

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