[ESS] Finding all versions of R on Windows when R not in default directory

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 13:05:24 CEST 2012

Hi Richard, 

You attachment didn't get trough. Can you please send it in plain text?

Is this a registry look-up which we discussed before?


  >> "Richard M. Heiberger" <rmh at temple.edu>
  >> on Sat, 8 Sep 2012 00:14:36 -0400 wrote:

  > McKay,

  > Here is a workaround for those who are not faint-of-heart in working with
  > .el files.
  > If it works for you and others, we can put it in a future release of ESS.

  > In your example, select the second line and comment out the first.
  > I tested it on Windows 7 with ESS 12.04-4 using the first line and the
  > third line.

  > On proper installation, the first three lines will become potential values
  > for a new
  > customized variable, and the first line will be the default value.

  > Rich

  > On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 10:25 PM, S. McKay Curtis
  > <s.mckay.curtis at gmail.com>wrote:

  >> Hi all,
  >> I recently installed R in a Windows directory other than the default
  >> "C:/R/R-2.15.1/"
  >> rather than
  >> "C:/Program Files/R/R-2.15.1"
  >> to help Rcpp play nice on Windows.  Unfortunately, ESS cannot find any
  >> versions of R on my system now.  My "exec-path" contains a path to the
  >> "bin" folder of the new installation of R, and I even tried adding
  >> two additional paths to the "exec-path" (the "bin/i386" and "bin/x64"), but
  >> this did not seem to help.
  >> Any ideas?
  >> Thanks!
  >> McKay
  >> P.S. I'm using Vincent Goulet's fabulous windows Emacs bundle, if that's
  >> useful information for anybody.
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