[ESS] ess-developer interacting with orgmode

Andreas Leha andreas.leha at med.uni-goettingen.de
Wed Jun 5 14:58:43 CEST 2013

Hi Vitalie,

Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com> writes:

> Yeh, there is very little that I can do on ESS side. It could be solved
> in org, but it looks to me like an R issue. The behavior is not
> documented and by all means violates the definition of .Last.value.
> Here is how to reproduce. Put df <- data.frame(a=1:3, b=1:3) in test.R
> and then:
>    source("test.R")
>    print(.Last.value)
> you should get:
>    $value
>      a b
>    1 1 1
>    2 2 2
>    3 3 3
>    $visible
>    [1] FALSE
> Feel free to complain to R folks. 

I did.  Here is what I got:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
I think you'll need to ask on the ESS list what the intentions are in
this case.  The result of source() is a list with the value and
visible entries.  This has been true "forever", it's not new
behaviour.  (It's unfortunate that this is not clearly documented.)

Duncan Murdoch
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---


So I come back with this issue.

Best Andreas

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