[ESS] Finding Rterm in R 2.12.0 on Windows

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Jan 31 18:25:13 CET 2011

>>>>> Ruth M Ripley <ruth at stats.ox.ac.uk>
>>>>>     on Sat, 11 Dec 2010 22:42:09 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
>>>>>     writes:

    > Dear Martin, Thanks for your reply. Sorry, I should have said I
    > was testing the latest version I could find of Vincent Goulet's
    > wonderful packaging : emacs-23.2-modified-8.exe, with 32 bit
    > Windows XP. I was hoping the recent (post R-2.12.0) release of
    > ess might address the new bin subdirectories issue but saw no
    > sign of such a change. Hence my attempt to fix it myself.

    > Has anyone else reported this problem and is there likely to be
    > an official fix in the near future?

    > Regards,
    > Ruth

the "near future" has unfortunately taken time,
but should finally be ready *now*.

We'd be happy for testers who'd use the SVN version of ESS,
and would confirm that these problems are now finally solved
-- automatically instead of manual user tinkering --

Best regards,

    > On Sat, 11 Dec 2010, Martin Maechler wrote:

    >> Dear Ruth,
    >> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 18:24, Ruth M. Ripley
    >> <ruth at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
    >>> In R 2.12.0, Rterm.exe is in a subdirectory of bin and ess
    >>> cannot find it. I have just tried changing the code myself,
    >>> and (after some advice from my local expert on R executables)
    >>> replaced Rterm.exe by R.exe in line 436 of ess-r-d.el and
    >>> compiled. I don't have a 64 bit installation handy to test,
    >>> but this finds D:/R/R-2.12.0patched/bin/i386/Rterm.exe on my
    >>> 32 bit machine.  (Of course it may have upset other things!)
    >>> I know I can set the path to R in the site files, or put R in
    >>> my path, but it would be nice not to have to do the update
    >>> every time there is a new version of R.
    >> Which versions of Emacs/ESS are you using?  For Windows, the
    >> mostly widely used is the "Emacs for Windows modified" jumbo
    >> package from Vincent Goulet (quickly found from the 'Download"
    >> tab on http://ess.r-project.org/
    >> I won't be the person to help you in detail here, but for
    >> others to help you, it's of importance to know with which
    >> configuration (Emacs <-> ESS ) you are working.
    >> ESS itself is setup in principle to recognize (and support via
    >> M-x R, M-x R-<ver>) *several* versions of R available on the
    >> given computer.  But indeed, the detection of these versions is
    >> platform dependent and may work differently are not optimally
    >> anymore with the new 64-bit/ 32-bit multi-architecture
    >> installations.
    >> Martin Maechler
    >>> Ruth
    >>> --
    >>> Ruth M. Ripley,                        
    >>> Email:ruth at stats.ox.ac.uk Dept. of Statistics,                
    >>>    http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ruth/ University of Oxford,    
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