[ESS] Having trouble installing ESS

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Mon May 6 11:14:06 CEST 2013

Hi Dave, 

For new users, the recommended way to install emacs+ESS on Windows is
Vincent Goulet's distribution:


 >> "Dave Voelker" <dvoelker at stanford.edu>
 >> on Sun, 5 May 2013 20:19:50 -0700 wrote:


 >    (load "C:/ess/ess-12.09-2 /lisp/ess-site")
Is this space intended? The above should definitely work if you have the
right path. Otherwise you should get an error message from emacs. As the
error apparently not happening in your case, your .emacs might not be in
your home path. To check if your .emacs is really loaded put

    (set-background-color "pink")

This tip is from http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/emacs_mswin.html where you
can find other useful basic stuff.


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