[ESS] ESS 5.13 released
Vincent.Goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Thu Feb 3 16:25:49 CET 2011
For users of my distribution of Emacs: I'll be somewhat late to the party here. Not that I can not build the distribution, but I currently have no means to *distribute* it.
Indeed, I realized yesterday that my web (and svn, and...) server apparently got stolen from my (former) office at the university. Shame on me, you'll say, I hadn't planned this sort of need for a good backup.
I'll see what I can do in the next few days and will keep this group posted.
Directeur général adjoint de la formation continue
Le 2011-02-03 à 06:15, Martin Maechler a écrit :
> Dear ESS users,
> I have released ESS 5.13 a few moments ago.
> The main reason and improvement is automatic support of "finding
> R" for Windows and R versions 2.12.0 and newer.
> Additionnally, there are other improvements in Roxygen and help
> previewing, see also the
> "New Features" below.
> In behalf of the ESS core team,
> Martin Maechler,
> ETH Zurich
> The following is part of the ANNOUNCE file that comes with 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.
> 1.9 New Features
> 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.
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