[ESS] Very confused: Mx-R now running whole script rather than starting R

Matthew Keller mckellercran at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 17:43:58 CEST 2012

It won't start R...

But don't spend more time worrying about it. I've figured out that it
was trying to read some history file and was unable to do so... I
finally got an error message about it. Changing the starting directory
when R opened solved the problem.


On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
> On 10/24/2012 10:08 AM, Matthew Keller wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've been using R remotely on servers for years, but suddenly its
>> behavior has changed and I have no idea why. Can some kind soul out
>> there help me out?
>> What I typically do:
>> Using a terminal, login to server remotely using -X
>> ssh -XCmyname at login.server.edu
>> Now open an R script in emacs:
>> emacs script.R&
>> Now from within that x-window, open a new window:
>> C-x 5 2
>> Now start R in that new window:
>> M-x R
>> The two windows are linked, and I run commands in the script.R window
>> and they are run in the R buffer.
>> However, now when I do "M-x R", R starts but begins running the entire
>> script.R, at which point I have to shut down R. In essence, I can no
>> longer use R in this way. I'm forced to cutting and pasting from an
>> emacs window into an R session running in terminal - horrible!!
>> Does anyone have any ideas of what might have changed? I don't have
>> much control over what they've installed on the server, and trying to
>> get a response from them can take a long time.
>> Thanks!
>> Matt
> Hi Matt:
> Well, this is no deep insight...  What happens if you start R first
> and then open your script?
> --
> Rodney Sparapani, PhD  Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research
> Sr. Biostatistician               http://www.mcw.edu/pcor
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Matthew C Keller
Asst. Professor of Psychology
University of Colorado at Boulder

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