[ESS] Problem with Rd-preview-help
d.scott at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Jan 7 11:46:28 CET 2014
I have updated to Vincent's latest distribution and the problem remains
as described already.
I did manage to get the debugger to work after updating although sort of
accidentally because it was with the latest Emacs but still ESS13.05. I
still couldn't debug when using ESS 13.09-1. The error came right at the
end of the function when I stepped to
(display-buffer pbuf t)
At that point I had
shcmd's value is
"R CMD Rd2txt
pbuf's value is #<buffer R Help Preview>
Hope that helps somewhat.
Best wishes for the New Year.
On 7/01/2014 2:09 a.m., Martin Maechler wrote:
> Dear David,
> 13.05 is already bit dated in "ESS time" which has been running pretty
> fast recently.
> Any chance, you could upgrade to the latest version from Vincent
> Goulet, which is 13.09-1
> (from ~ one month ago)?
> It may not necessarily solve the problem, but we would be an order of
> magnitude more motivated to solve it, if we knew the problem was
> still there in current emacs/ESS..
> Happy New Year ... and best regards,
> Martin <Maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> http://stat.ethz.ch/people/maechler
> Seminar für Statistik, ETH Zürich HG G 16 Rämistrasse 101
> CH-8092 Zurich, SWITZERLAND
> phone: +41-44-632-3408 fax: ...-1228 <><
> On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 1:15 AM, David Scott <d.scott at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
>> I am using ESS 13.05 with Emacs 24.3.1 on Windows, Vince Goulet's
>> I am trying to preview a .Rd file, using C-c C-p or M-x Rd-preview-help. I
>> get an error:
>> Warning in file(con, "r") :
>> cannot open file
>> Invalid argument
>> Error in file(con, "r") : cannot open the connection
>> Execution halted
>> This used to work some time ago, but hasn't been working now for a while. I
>> have just ignored it but was encouraged to think I might be able to sort it
>> out by using the function debugging Vitalie helped me with recently. (Use
>> C-u C-M-x on the function and step through with 'n'). However when I go to
>> Rd-preview-help in ess-rd.el, issue C-u C-M-x, then invoke Rd-preview-help,
>> the debugger fails to operate, and I just see the error above. I also tried
>> to run a back trace as in Section 16.2 of the manual but no *Backtrace*
>> buffer appeared.
>> I suspect this to be another Windows command line 'feature', because of the
>> presence of lines
>> (setq shcmd (format "%s '%s'" Rd-to-help-command file))
>> and later
>> (format "Rd-preview-help: (shell-command |%s| t)" shcmd))
>> (shell-command shcmd t)
>> C-h v Rd-to-help-command gives
>> Rd-to-help-command is a variable defined in `ess-rd.el'.
>> Its value is "R CMD Rd2txt"
>> I can process the .Rd file from emacs with
>> M-! R CMD Rd2txt filename.Rd
>> and get what seems to be the same result as I obtain on linux, so it doesn't
>> seem to be a path problem.
>> David Scott
>> David Scott Department of Statistics
>> The University of Auckland, PB 92019
>> Auckland 1142, NEW ZEALAND
>> Phone: +64 9 923 5055, or +64 9 373 7599 ext 85055
>> Email: d.scott at auckland.ac.nz, Fax: +64 9 373 7018
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David Scott Department of Statistics
The University of Auckland, PB 92019
Auckland 1142, NEW ZEALAND
Phone: +64 9 923 5055, or +64 9 373 7599 ext 85055
Email: d.scott at auckland.ac.nz, Fax: +64 9 373 7018
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