[ESS] problem installing ESS - linux - non-administrator

Javier Garcia-Pintado j.garcia-pintado at reading.ac.uk
Mon Sep 30 18:27:10 CEST 2013

Hi Rodney & Stephen,

Stephen advice didn't work here, but ESS 5.2.4 install smoothly! 

Syntax and embedded R work fine!

I'll also try to convince the systemn manager to update emacs and install the supported updated ESS version.

Many thanks for your help and ESS!

Dr. Javier García-Pintado
National Centre for Earth Observation (ESSC-NCEO)
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
University of Reading
Tel: +44(0)1183787722
j.garcia-pintado at reading.ac.uk

From: Rodney Sparapani [rsparapa at mcw.edu]
Sent: 30 September 2013 16:57
To: Javier Garcia-Pintado
Cc: ess-help at r-project.org
Subject: Re: problem installing ESS - linux - non-administrator

On 09/30/2013 10:26 AM, Javier Garcia-Pintado wrote:
> Hi Rodney,
> Many thanks for the prompt response.
> It is:
> GNU Emacs 21.4.1

Hi Javier:

Ouch!  That's ancient, circa 2005.  With recent ESS, we only support
GNU Emacs 23 and 24;
see http://ess.r-project.org/Manual/ess.html#Requirements

Of course, you could try an equally ancient version of ESS such as
ESS 5.2.4:

However, as you might have guessed, that is not supported any longer
either.  Good luck!

Rodney Sparapani, PhD
Manager of Statistical & Computational Operations
Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)
Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Milwaukee, USA

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