[ESS] How to avoid search for versions of R

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Apr 20 19:03:37 CEST 2012

Vincent Goulet wrote:

>> Can anyone confirm?
> I confirm that ess-site is loaded from default.el, therefore before any site or user configuration file is loaded. Normally, this should be a feature more than a bug (just like R versions search is a nice feature).
> On Windows, however, it is simple to modify the default.el file: it is located in the site-lisp sub-folder of the Emacs installation folder. Caveat: the file will be overwritten/deleted with Emacs updates. [Not so much an issue for Heinz, it appears, since he doesn't update too often. :-) ]
> Hope this helps,
> v.

I am no expert on Windows, but if this is Windows 7...  There was a long 
thread about issues last year (or maybe the year before).  Specifically, 
(if I remember correctly) installing emacs and ESS under Program Files 
will create havoc for multi-user PCs as this information will revert to
the default.  I believe installing under another directory like C:\Emacs 
will be fine.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.


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