[ESS] R in Cygwin Emacs

csrabak at ig.com.br csrabak at ig.com.br
Tue Sep 9 00:16:05 CEST 2014


I may be missing something written, but in my Windows 8.1 the [8.3]
names given by the OS itself for the directories of interest are:

program-files "c:/PROGRA~2" 

ess-program-files-64 "c:/PROGRA~3" 

c:/Progra~1 in my installation ends up with a single subdirectory down
the fourth level wiht a DAO DLL. The creation date for this directory is
also much newer than the OS itself. 



Cesar Rabak 

Em 03/09/2014 12:20, Sebastien Vauban escreveu: 

> "Richard M. Heiberger" wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 5:16 AM, Sebastien Vauban wrote: I try to use Cygwin Emacs, and have problems launching R inside it. All the Google searches suggest to add: --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8--- (setq ess-program-files "c:/PROGRA~2") (setq ess-program-files-64 "c:/PROGRA~1") --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8--- That's what I did, as you can see in the beginning of http://screencast.com/t/8k7NfKYHFb [1]; though, I still get the warnings, and R is not launched. Any experience on this? Your screencast came up empty.

It's working for me (tested once again). Weird!?

> I have been using R inside Gnu emacs for about 20 years. I also run cygwin shell inside Gnu emacs. I have never tried cygwin emacs.

I don't have problems in "NT" Emacs (the Windows binaries), only with
Cygwin Emacs -- which is the target I'm supposed to follow.

> In Gnu emacs both of the emacs variables you mention are already set in ess-custom.el. You don't have to do anything.

If I don't set them in the above way, when running `M-x R', I'm blocked
with the message:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
Warning (emacs): None of 'w32-short-file-name, 'win32-short-file-name,
or 'mswindows-short-file-name are defined!
You will have to manually set ess-program-files (in ess-custom.el) to
the correct "8.3"-style directory name.
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Best regards,


[1] http://screencast.com/t/8k7NfKYHFb

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