[ESS] ESS default R not the newest (MS Windows)

Boylan, Ross Ross.Boylan at ucsf.edu
Fri Nov 14 00:17:02 CET 2014

I haven't set a variable; my only ESS related line in .emacs is
(load "c:/Users/rdboylan/Documents/GitHub/ESS/lisp/ess-site.el")

I see nothing in .emacs or .emacs.d/ that looks related, and search (via Windows Explorer) in emacs.d did not turn up any references to ess-rterm.

Oddly, the path seems right:
ess-rterm-version-paths is a variable defined in `ess-custom.el'.
Its value is ("C:/Program Files/R/R-3.1.2/bin/i386/Rterm.exe")
Original value was nil
From: Richard M. Heiberger [rmh at temple.edu]
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2014 3:05 PM
To: Boylan, Ross
Cc: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [ESS] ESS default R not the newest (MS Windows)

to find your personal directory at all, you set a variable.
you will need to unset it.

See C-h v ess-rterm-version-paths
for details.

On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 5:58 PM, Boylan, Ross <Ross.Boylan at ucsf.edu> wrote:
> I just installed the latest R, but when I start emacs (using ess from git yesterday)  and M-x R I get version 3.0.2.  This is on Win 7.  Oddly, M-x R-newest gets me 3.1.2.
> I believe this is because 3.0.2, and a bunch of earlier files, are in my personal directory (C:\Users\rdboylan\Documents\R), while the latest R is in a system directory (C:\Program Files\R).
> Is there some way I can convince ESS to use the latest R as default?  Is the current behavior intentional on the theory that personal installations are preferred?
> Ross Boylan
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