[ESS] could not find function .ess.help

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 20:07:28 CET 2014

Your ESSR is probably not loaded at startup. There is a lengthy issue


on this topic.

Does this happen in every R session that you start, or just


 >>> Steve Nunez on Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:11:37 -0800 wrote:

 > Hello all,

 > Ive got a brand new installation of Emacs 24.4 on MacOS 10.9.4, along with
 > ESS 14.09 downloaded today. When trying to invoke any of the help function
 > for R I get the error in the subject line. Looking at the ESS buffer I see:

 >> (ess-help '*help[R](mean)*' start  ..
 >> |--> t [searching nil]
 >> (ess-help: kill bogus buffer *help[R](mean)* ..

 > It seems like this has been occurring on and off for a while now. I see
 > messages related to the topic appearing about a year ago, but I havent seen
 > any real cause identified. Anyone got any ideas?

 > - Steve

 > P.S. In the Emacs 23 and ESS 13 installation I had previously this was all
 > working fine. Now I wish I had saved that set-up before upgrading. Lesson
 > learned.

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