[ESS] Telling ess where to look for R

Oliver Jones ojones at wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de
Tue Jan 22 18:39:25 CET 2013

Yes you can but it's important that in your init.el
the line
(require 'ess-site)
comes after your saved custonizations...

Am 22.01.2013 18:27, schrieb Rodney Sparapani:
> On 01/22/2013 11:03 AM, Thompson,Paul wrote:
>> This illustrates a problem or difficulty I have with emacs. You have a nice example of
>> customization.
>> Looking at the ess.pdf manual which I find installed as part of ESS V 12.09-1, installed via
>> the V Goulet mod of emacs, I look at the TOC. I find that P. 93 discusses "Customizing ESS".
>> It states to find customization you type M-x customize-group ret ess. I access a file which
>> invokes ess (a SAS source) and do this, which brings up the various customize dialogs. I
>> looked for R, and find it as a dialect of S.
>> However I do not find the specific code ess-directory-containing-R in any place. How is a
>> non-developer to find these variables?
>> This is not your problem. This is a problem that I have with emacs generally. There are few
>> good complete listings of variables. It's all passed word of mouth from one person to another.
> It is kind of a mess (which is the reason why I usually avoid it).
> However, in this case, there is an easy way out. Just do
> F1 v ess-directory-containing-R
> At the bottom of the generated *Help* buffer, you should see:
> You can customize this variable.
> The word customized is underlined and clicking on that launches
> you into a customize buffer
> *Customize Option: Ess Directory Containing R*
> where you can do your worst ;o)

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