[ESS] How to avoid search for versions of R

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at dgfc.ulaval.ca
Fri Apr 20 21:14:11 CEST 2012

Vincent Goulet
Directeur général adjoint
Direction générale de la formation continue - DGFC

Le 2012-04-20 à 13:03, Rodney Sparapani a écrit :

> 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.

Which information?

I still create my distribution on XP, so I cannot comment for Win 7. Perhaps should I find a copy and install it in my VM.


>  I believe installing under another directory like C:\Emacs 
> will be fine.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.
> Rodney

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