[ESS] setting up R in xemacs

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Tue Sep 17 00:03:20 CEST 2013

On 09/16/2013 09:57 AM, Arne Huang wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having some problems setting up R to use with ESS in Xemac.
> I am trying to follow the instructions here under the Xemac install
> http://ess.r-project.org/Manual/readme.html#Microsoft-Windows-installation
> When I get to step step 4, I don't have the file init.el in my subdirectory
> that I've just created.
> What I've done is created a new text file, added in (load
> "C:/ess/ess-VERSION/lisp/ess-site"), changing the directory to where I
> unziped my ESS file. Then renamed this text file as init.el.
> When I restart Xemacs, I now get an error saying:
> (1) (initialization/error) An error has occurred while loading
> c:\Users\hp\.xemacs\init.el:
> Wrong number of arguments: define-obsolete-function-alias, 3
> To ensure normal operation, you should investigate the cause of the error
> in your initialization file and remove it.  Use the `-debug-init' option
> to XEmacs to view a complete error backtrace.

Hi Arne:

I think that is because you went too recent.  Try ESS v. 12.04-4, i.e.
see http://ess.r-project.org/Manual/ess.html#Requirements


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