[ESS] ESS 5.14 released
Vincent.Goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Tue Aug 9 07:30:34 CEST 2011
For users of my Emacs distributions, please note that I just released updates for both Windows and OS X that include ESS 5.14.
Other changes include:
o [Windows] Image libraries libpng and zlib1 updated to 1.4.3 and 1.2.5, respectively, to solve a docview-mode problem with
AUCTeX. Many thanks to Hans Olav Husum <hohusum at gmail.com> for reporting both the problem and the solution.
o [Windows and OS X] AUCTEX 11.86 patched to have version 1.286 of preview.el. This apparently solves image creation issues as explained here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=646632. Kudos again to Hans Olav Husum.
o [OS X] The distribution is now based on the universal binaries of David Caldwell from http://emacsforosx.com. Hence, the architecture is dropped from the version number.
Dr. Vincent Goulet
École d'actuariat, Université Laval, Québec
vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca
Le 2011-07-30 à 12:30, Martin Maechler a écrit :
> In the name of the ESS core team,
> I have released ESS 5.14 a few minutes ago.
> As always you can get it from
> http://ess.r-project.org/ (Download)
> It is mainly a bug fix release, but scroll down (for "5.14") to
> see the important changes / new features.
> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
> Here's the beginning of the autogenerated official
> ANNOUNCE-ment :
> 1 ANNOUNCING ESS
> The ESS Developers proudly announce the release of ESS
> Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS) provides an intelligent, consistent
> interface between the user and the software. ESS interfaces with
> R/S-PLUS, SAS, BUGS/JAGS, Stata and other statistical analysis packages
> under the UNIX, GNU Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and other
> operating systems. ESS is a package for the GNU Emacs and XEmacs text
> editors whose features ESS uses to streamline the creation and use of
> statistical software. ESS knows the syntax and grammar of statistical
> analysis packages and provides consistent display and editing features
> based on that knowledge. ESS assists in interactive and batch
> execution of statements written in these statistical analysis languages.
> ESS is freely available under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
> Please read the file COPYING which comes with the distribution, for
> more information about the license. For more detailed information,
> please read the README files that come with ESS.
> 1.1 Getting the Latest Version
> The latest released version of ESS is always available on the web at:
> ESS web page (http://ess.r-project.org) or StatLib
> The latest development version of ESS is available via
> `https://svn.R-project.org/ESS/', the ESS Subversion repository. If
> you have a Subversion client (see `http://subversion.tigris.org/'), you
> can download the sources using:
> % svn checkout https://svn.r-project.org/ESS/trunk PATH
> which will put the ESS files into directory PATH. Later, within
> that directory, `svn update' will bring that directory up to date.
> Windows-based tools such as TortoiseSVN are also available for
> downloading the files. Alternatively, you can browse the sources with a
> web browser at: ESS SVN site (https://svn.r-project.org/ESS/trunk).
> However, please use a subversion client instead to minimize the load
> when retrieving.
> If you remove other versions of ESS from your emacs load-path, you
> can then use the development version by adding the following to .emacs:
> (load "/path/to/ess-svn/lisp/ess-site.el")
> Note that https is required, and that the SSL certificate for the
> Subversion server of the R project is
> Certificate information:
> - Hostname: svn.r-project.org
> - Valid: from Jul 16 08:10:01 2004 GMT until Jul 14 08:10:01 2014 GMT
> - Issuer: Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, CH
> - Fingerprint: c9:5d:eb:f9:f2:56:d1:04:ba:44:61:f8:64:6b:d9:33:3f:93:6e:ad
> (currently, there is no "trusted certificate"). You can accept this
> certificate permanently and will not be asked about it anymore.
> 1.2 Current Features
> * Languages Supported:
> * S family (S 3/4, S-PLUS and R)
> * SAS
> * BUGS/JAGS
> * Stata
> * XLispStat including Arc and ViSta
> * Editing source code (S family, SAS, BUGS/JAGS, Stata)
> * Syntactic indentation and highlighting of source code
> * Partial evaluation of code
> * Loading and error-checking of code
> * Source code revision maintenance
> * Batch execution (SAS, BUGS/JAGS)
> * Use of imenu to provide links to appropriate functions
> * Interacting with the process (S family, SAS, Stata)
> * Command-line editing
> * Searchable Command history
> * Command-line completion of S family object names and file
> * Quick access to object lists and search lists
> * Transcript recording
> * Interface to the help system
> * Transcript manipulation (S family, Stata)
> * Recording and saving transcript files
> * Manipulating and editing saved transcripts
> * Re-evaluating commands from transcript files
> * Help File Editing (R)
> * Syntactic indentation and highlighting of source code.
> * Sending Examples to running ESS process.
> * Previewing
> 1.3 Requirements
> ESS is most likely to work with current/recent versions of the following
> statistical packages: R/S-PLUS, SAS, Stata, OpenBUGS and JAGS.
> ESS supports current/recent versions of GNU Emacs and XEmacs. Most
> notably, the GNU Emacs 22 series and XEmacs 21.4.14 or higher
> (beta/pre-release versions are NOT SUPPORTED).
> To build the PDF documentation, you will need a version of TeX Live
> or texinfo that includes texi2dvi (BEWARE: recent TeX Live, and some
> texinfo RPMs, do NOT include texi2dvi).
> 1.4 Stability
> All recent released versions are meant to be release-quality versions.
> While some new features are being introduced, we are cleaning up and
> improving the interface. We know that there are many remaining
> opportunities for documentation improvements, but all contributors are
> volunteers and time is precious. Patches or suggested fixes with bug
> reports are much appreciated!
> 1.5 Mailing List
> There is a mailing list for discussions and announcements relating to
> ESS. Join the list by sending an e-mail with "subscribe ess-help" (or
> "help") in the body to <ess-help-request at stat.math.ethz.ch>;
> contributions to the list may be mailed to
> <ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>. Rest assured, this is a fairly
> low-volume mailing list.
> The purposes of the mailing list include
> * helping users of ESS to get along with it.
> * discussing aspects of using ESS on Emacs and XEmacs.
> * suggestions for improvements.
> * announcements of new releases of ESS.
> * posting small patches to ESS.
> 1.6 Reporting Bugs
> Please send bug reports, suggestions etc. to
> <ESS-bugs at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> The easiest way to do this is within Emacs by typing
> `M-x ess-submit-bug-report'
> This also gives the maintainers valuable information about your
> installation which may help us to identify or even fix the bug.
> If Emacs reports an error, backtraces can help us debug the problem.
> Type "M-x set-variable RET debug-on-error RET t RET". Then run the
> command that causes the error and you should see a *Backtrace* buffer
> containing debug information; send us that buffer.
> Note that comments, suggestions, words of praise and large cash
> donations are also more than welcome.
> 1.7 Authors
> * A.J. Rossini (mailto:blindglobe at gmail.com)
> * Richard M. Heiberger (mailto:rmh at temple.edu)
> * Kurt Hornik (mailto:Kurt.Hornik at R-project.org)
> * Martin Maechler (mailto:maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch)
> * Rodney A. Sparapani (mailto:rsparapa at mcw.edu)
> * Stephen Eglen (mailto:stephen at gnu.org)
> * Sebastian P. Luque (mailto:spluque at gmail.com)
> * Henning Redestig (mailto:henning.red at googlemail.com)
> 1.8 License
> ESS is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
> the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
> Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later
> ESS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
> ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
> FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License
> in the file COPYING in the same directory as this file for more details.
> 1.9 New Features
> Changes/New Features in 5.14:
> * ESS[BUGS/JAGS]: Batch BUGS is back! For recent OpenBUGS
> versions, 3.0.8+, a batch BUGS script is once again available,
> but for Linux only. Therefore, since it seems that BUGS and
> JAGS must co-exist (rather than a transition from BUGS to
> JAGS), .bug files are now in ESS[BUGS] mode and .jag files
> are in ESS[JAGS] mode. ESS[BUGS] now works like ESS[JAGS]
> rather than the original mode ESS[BUGS] mode which was
> difficult to maintain. Although, ESS[BUGS] appears to work,
> there still may be some features missing as well as bugs.
> * ESS[R]: New customizable variable `ess-swv-plug-into-AUCTeX-p'
> Commands to Sweave current file and LaTeX the result are now
> available to AUCTeX users, if this variable is set to `t'.
> * ESS[S]: `C-c C-c' (`ess-eval-function-or-paragraph-and-step')
> is now skipping over comments as the other paragraph
> functions do. It (and similar functions) should no longer
> wrongly find `function()' beginnings inside comments or
> * ESS[SAS]: improved by better support for GNU Emacs
> Changes/New Features in 5.13:
> * ESS[R]: On Windows, for R 2.12.0 and later, the Rterm
> executables (in subdirectories i386 / x64) now are found as
> well as for earlier R versions.
> * ESS[S+]: on Windows, both 32- and 64-bit versions of S+
> ("S-PLUS") are found now and made available on the menu.
> * ESS[R]: When prompting for a starting directory, the R
> version is (always?) correct now.
> * ESS[R]: on non-Windows platforms, the `use-dialog-box'
> variable is no longer temporarily changed (to `nil' for
> R-x.y.z version functions and to `t' for `R' itself), but
> rather the user customization is obeyed.
> * ESS[R]: more Roxygen improvements.
> * `Rd-preview-help' now generates preview buffers with
> navigation facilities the same as regular help buffers.
> * ESS: New functions and keys C-c [up] / [down] for evaluating
> the buffer "from beginning till here".
> Changes/New Features in 5.12:
> * ESS[SAS] Font-locking: update of PROCs keywords (up to SAS
> 9.22); error/warnings.
> * ESS[R]: Roxygen improvements: S4 classes; also optionally
> keep spaces when filling arguments
> * ESS[Rd]: support new keywords: section-name \subsection plus
> a dozen "new" keywords; should match R 2.12.x now.
> * `ess-display-help-on-object' (`C-c C-v') now _caches_ the
> list of topics, thus speeding up the improvement feature
> introduced in 5.9.
> Changes/New Features in 5.11:
> * Filename completion within buffers now adds only trailing
> characters to complete the filename, rather than expanding to
> an absolute file path. This filename completion is bound to
> the TAB key.
> * `M-n P' in Sweave buffers now prompts for the command to run
> instead of using `pdflatex' unconditionally, offering
> completion from customizable collection
> `ess-swv-pdflatex-commands', the first of which is taken as
> default and that defaults to `texi2pdf'.
> * `M-RET' is now also bound in S language (R and S+) buffers to
> `ess-use-this-dir'. It sends `setwd(..)' to the S process to
> set the working directory to the one of the source file.
> Changes/New Features in 5.10:
> * `M-RET' in *S* buffers is now bound to `ess-dirs'. This
> function will set Emacs's current directory to be the same as
> the *S* process. This is useful if you use `setwd()' within
> a *S* process.
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