[ESS] ess-tracebug

Timothy W. Hilton hilton at unm.edu
Sat Mar 23 01:17:26 CET 2013


I'm trying to integrate ess-tracebug into my ess workflow.  Using ess
12.09-2 [rev. 5395 (2013-01-10)], ess-tracebug is not behaving quite
like the documentation at

I realize ess-tracebug has been folded into ess since that documentation
was posted; is there more recent documentation I should be looking at?

I activate ess-tracebug from my .emacs like this:

(load "/opt/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/ess/lisp/ess-site")
(setq ess-use-tracebug t)
(add-hook 'ess-post-run-hook 'ess-tracebug t)
(setq ess-tracebug-prefix "\M-t" )

Sourcing the test.R file linked from the wiki above produces errors as
expected, but ess does not highlight the source line as depicted in the
screenshot.  In addition, only a subset of the ess functions shown here
seem to be available: http://code.google.com/p/ess-tracebug/#Keys

For example, ess-dbg-source-current-file is not available (I wondered if
I needed to source my code that way to properly get ess-tracebug going).

Is this the expected behavior these days?

Many many thanks to the ess developers for making this great tool



Timothy W. Hilton
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology
University of New Mexico
hilton at unm.edu

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