[ESS] Fwd: ess sas interactive (remote)

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Apr 12 17:53:46 CEST 2013

On 04/12/2013 09:48 AM, Vinh Nguyen wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> i'm trying to use sas interactive remotely using ESS in Emacs per the
> instructions at
> http://ess.r-project.org/Manual/ess.html#Interactive-ESS.  However,
> I'm not getting the expected behavior.  That is, I do:
> - Open foo.sas in Emacs
> - M-x shell: start shell.
> - SSH over to remote machine in shell buffer
> - start sas: sas -stdio
> - In shell buffer, M-x ess-remote, select SAS language.
> - Go back to sas file buffer and hit "C-c i" to send over a line of code.
> Expected behavior: code to be sent to shell buffer.
> Observed behavior: ESS starts the log, lst buffer, and starts a sas
> interactive session on my local computer.
> I also tried the instructions from
> http://www.stattler.com/blog/remotely-running-sas-interactive-mode-using-ess,
> but M-x ess-sas-interactive did not set up my shell buffer right (I
> get a wrongp error).
> However, if I start a sas interactive session locally first, eg, M-x
> SAS, then have a shell buffer for my remote sas interactive session
> (M-x remote), then I can go back to the sas file buffer and use C-c
> C-s to switch to the remote buffer.  That works (code can be sent over
> using "C-c i").  However, this way of getting things to work is just a
> major hassle, and not all local computers will have sas.
> Was wondering how people are using sas remotely using ESS?  Please
> advise.  Thanks.
> -- Vinh

Hi Vinh:

It's a known bug (search ess-help, it has come up before).  The
ess-remote functionality is the old way of doing things.  ess-remote
was created in the dialup era when remotely accessing a graphical
application was painful.  Now, we have lots of shiny new technology
that allows us to login to the remote host like ADSL, NX/x2go, etc.
Also, if you are an XEmacs stable user, then try ssh -X remote xemacs
since XEmacs is not as resource intensive as Emacs (however, the same
cannot be said for XEmacs beta yet).
Rodney Sparapani, PhD  Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research
Sr. Biostatistician               http://www.mcw.edu/pcor
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