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

Boylan, Ross Ross.Boylan at ucsf.edu
Sat Nov 15 00:21:53 CET 2014

It seems to me inferior-R-program-name should refer to the newest version of R, whether that version is user-specific or system-wide.  By this I mean that when ESS starts up and fills in that variable, it should fill it in with the newest program path.

From: Vitalie Spinu [spinuvit at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 3:05 PM
To: Boylan, Ross
Cc: Richard M. Heiberger; ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [ESS] ESS default R not the newest (MS Windows)

 >>> "Boylan, Ross" on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:24:47 +0000 wrote:

 > M-x R is invoking the program that inferior-R-program-name refers to;
 > the problem is that this isn't the newest R on the system. M-x R-new
 > will launch the newest. inferior-R-program-name is only the newest
 > personal copy, not the newest overall.

That's not a "problem" but rather the design. You get what you are
asking for in inferior-R-program-name.

Unfortunately when ESS asks for the directory it displays "(newest)",
and that's a problem indeed as it creates confusion. I have changed that
into "(default)" for the lack of a better term.



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