[ESS] start-up/help issue

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 12:15:05 CET 2013

  >> "Carslaw, David" <david.carslaw at kcl.ac.uk>
  >> on Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:43:33 +0000 wrote:

  > Hello ESS-ers
  > I'm using Vincent Goulet's very useful Windows emacs bundle
  > (emacs-24.2-modified-7.exe) and the latest svn ESS. Recently (maybe in the last
  > week?) I have experienced a couple of problems that I did not have before.

  > When I start R I get the message "Symbol's value as variable is
  > void: org-src-mode", but it does actually start R (but does not take
  > me to the R buffer as usual).

It is your custom initialization. You have put something into inferior
ESS hook that triggers this error. You can also try to load org-mode
before ESS.

  > The other issue is using help. If I C-v C-h and type a function name
  > (finds them fine in the mini-buffer) it does not open the help
  > buffer but gives "Error: could not find function ".help.ESS"

This is related to the above, R is not started properly.


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