[ESS] can I make ess to recognise ~/.bashrc

Jannis bt_jannis at yahoo.de
Tue Jul 23 16:31:38 CEST 2013

Ok, i tried the second approach as it seemed to be the most 
straightworward, but (contrary to may last email) it does not work. When 
I open a file C-x C-f remotecomputer:/path and start R (with M-x R), 
still the default paths are used. Any hints on how to debug this? Sorry 
for the hassle but I have very limited experience with this Lisp stuff.



On 11.07.2013 14:08, Vitalie Spinu wrote:
>   >> Jannis <bt_jannis at yahoo.de>
>   >> on Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:49:32 +0200 wrote:
>   > Thanks, Vitalie. I am now defining these environment variables pointing to
>   > .RProfile within emacs. The last problem I have is that I need to define a
>   > particular path to the R executable when using TRAMP to start R (M-x R) as there
>   > are several versions of R installed.
>   > Apparently this setting will set this:
>   >      (setq inferior-R-program-name "c:/progra~1/R/R-2.15.1/bin/Rterm.exe")
>   > Can i adjust this so that hitting M-x R on may local machine and doing so using
>   > tramp beeing connected to a remote server will use different paths?
> Not implemented on ESS side. So you have two options, other set
> inferior-R-program-name to Rterm and add the containing directories to
> PATH environment variable, or on emacs side (not tested):
>     (defun my-set-R-program-name ()
>      (set (make-local-variable 'inferior-R-program-name)
>           (if (and buffer-file-name
>                    (file-remote-p buffer-file-name))
>               "remote/path/R"
>             "local/path/R")))
>     (add-hook 'R-mode-hook 'my-set-R-program-name)
> This part of ESS could be much improved, but somebody has to be
> interested enough to do that :)
>      Vitalie

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