[ESS] showing function syntax

Jannis bt_jannis at yahoo.de
Fri Feb 4 16:04:19 CET 2011

Just figured out why the function did not work for me: Starting R (M-x 
R) and opening a *.R file is not enough to start the ess-eldoc 
script....One has to run a R command form the buffer of that script file 
first (C-x C-j for example). This somehow connects the script buffer to 
the R buffer....from then on the function hints are shown.

On 12/19/2010 10:26 PM, Stephen Eglen wrote:
> ess-eldoc might help you; see my earlier msg:
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/ess-help/2010-June/006176.html
> and the offer of writing documentation still applies!
> Stephen
> Jannis<bt_jannis at yahoo.de>  wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> I vaguely remeber that ESS has the functionality to show the syntax of
>> a R function (i.e. all the options with their defaults in the
>> parantheses (e.g. for example plot(x,y,xlim,......)) in some buffer
>> while typing the name of that function.
>> Is this correct? If yes, do I have to activate this feature? I
>> recently updated emacs and ESS and no I do not have this feature
>> anymore. And I am quite sure that it worked before....Or do I mistake
>> this with rkward?
>> Thanks a lot
>> Jannis
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