[ESS] Start 64bit R (was: ESS 15.03 released)
S@J@Eg|en @end|ng |rom d@mtp@c@m@@c@uk
Wed Apr 8 00:55:14 CEST 2015
Dear windows users,
I've added some code to ESS to do what Kevin has requested. By default
ESS should now run 64 bit R when you run M-x R-newest (and Kevin reports
it works for M-x R, which I don't quite follow yet!)
its in github. melpa users should get the update soon.
On Mon, Apr 06 2015, Kevin Coombes wrote:
> I've asked this before (and will probably keep asking for it until it
> gets implemented).
> I just installed ESS 15.03 with Emacs 24.3 on my Windows 7 64-bit
> machine. When I run "M-x R" or "M-x R-newest", ESS insists on starting
> the 32-bit version of R. I would prefer it to start the 64-bit version.
> Is there a variable I can set to get this as the default behavior?
> If not, can one at least hope that in the next version either
>  running the 64-bit version (if it exists) becomes the default, or
>  a variable will be added that will allow the user to specify that
> the 64-bit version should start by default?
> Note: I have a (probably very inefficient) elisp function that I wrote
> (and invoke as M-x R64) that hunts for the string "-64bit" in the list
> of R-version commands and runs the newest of those. If you think it
> would help, I'd be more than happy to contribute it. But it has only
> been tested on my own machines (where it still works with ESS 15.03.)
> On 4/1/2015 3:15 AM, Martin Maechler wrote:
>> Dear ESS users,
>> Last night, shortly before the end of March (= '03'), I have
>> relased ESS 15.03.
>> To get it, use http://ess.r-project.org/index.php?Section=download
>> This release is not showing off dramatically new features but
>> the amount of improvements and small bug fixes is well worth
>> For more details, the first part of the ANNOUNCE file
>> is included below, notably with the 'New Features' for 15.03.
>> For the ESS Core Team,
>> Martin Maechler,
>> ETH Zurich
>> 1 ANNOUNCING ESS
>> The ESS Developers proudly announce the release of ESS 15.03
>> Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS) provides an intelligent, consistent
>> interface between the user and the software. ESS interfaces with
>> R/S-PLUS, SAS, BUGS/JAGS, Stata and other statistical analysis packages
>> under the UNIX, GNU Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and other
>> operating systems. ESS is a package for the GNU Emacs and XEmacs text
>> editors whose features ESS uses to streamline the creation and use of
>> statistical software. ESS knows the syntax and grammar of statistical
>> analysis packages and provides consistent display and editing features
>> based on that knowledge. ESS assists in interactive and batch execution
>> of statements written in these statistical analysis languages.
>> ESS is freely available under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
>> Please read the file COPYING which comes with the distribution, for more
>> information about the license. For more detailed information, please
>> read the README files that come with ESS.
>> 1.1 Getting the Latest Version
>> The latest released version of ESS is always available on the web at:
>> ESS web page (http://ess.r-project.org) or StatLib
>> 1.1.1 Git for ESS development
>> For development and experimentation on new ESS features, there is now a
>> GitHub branch for ESS, available at <https://github.com/emacs-ess/ESS>.
>> 1.2 Current Features
>> * Languages Supported:
>> * S family (R and S+ AKA S-PLUS)
>> * SAS
>> * OpenBUGS/JAGS
>> * Stata
>> * Julia
>> * Editing source code (S family, SAS, OpenBUGS/JAGS, Stata, Julia)
>> * Syntactic indentation and highlighting of source code
>> * Partial evaluation of code
>> * Loading and error-checking of code
>> * Source code revision maintenance
>> * Batch execution (SAS, OpenBUGS/JAGS)
>> * Use of imenu to provide links to appropriate functions
>> * Interacting with the process (S family, SAS, Stata, Julia)
>> * Command-line editing
>> * Searchable Command history
>> * Command-line completion of S family object names and file
>> * Quick access to object lists and search lists
>> * Transcript recording
>> * Interface to the help system
>> * Transcript manipulation (S family, Stata)
>> * Recording and saving transcript files
>> * Manipulating and editing saved transcripts
>> * Re-evaluating commands from transcript files
>> * Interaction with Help Pages and other Documentation (R)
>> * Fast Navigation
>> * Sending Examples to running ESS process.
>> * Fast Transfer to Further Help Pages
>> * Help File Editing (R)
>> * Syntactic indentation and highlighting of source code.
>> * Sending Examples to running ESS process.
>> * Previewing
>> 1.3 Requirements
>> ESS is most likely to work with current/recent versions of the following
>> statistical packages: R/S-PLUS, SAS, Stata, OpenBUGS and JAGS.
>> ESS supports current, and recent, stable versions of GNU Emacs
>> (currently, specifically, the 23.x and 24.x series;
>> alpha/beta/pre-release versions are NOT SUPPORTED). Non-Windows users
>> beware: GNU Emacs 24.3 is preferable to 24.1 or 24.2: these broken
>> builds suffer from bug 12463
>> <http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=12463> which will cause
>> emacs and ESS to get progressively slower over time.
>> Due to XEmacs lacking some features that ESS requires, ESS support of
>> XEmacs ends with ESS 12.04-4. This decision will be re-visited in the
>> future as XEmacs continues to sync with GNU Emacs.
>> To build the PDF documentation, you will need a version of TeX Live
>> or texinfo that includes texi2dvi (BEWARE: recent TeX Live, and some
>> texinfo RPMs, do NOT include texi2dvi).
>> 1.4 Stability
>> All recent released versions are meant to be release-quality versions.
>> While some new features are being introduced, we are cleaning up and
>> improving the interface. We know that there are many remaining
>> opportunities for documentation improvements, but all contributors are
>> volunteers and time is precious. Patches or suggested fixes with bug
>> reports are much appreciated!
>> 1.5 Mailing List
>> There is a mailing list for discussions and announcements relating to
>> ESS. Join the list by sending an e-mail with "subscribe ess-help" (or
>> "help") in the body to <ess-help-request using stat.math.ethz.ch>;
>> contributions to the list may be mailed to <ess-help using stat.math.ethz.ch>.
>> Rest assured, this is a fairly low-volume mailing list.
>> The purposes of the mailing list include
>> * helping users of ESS to get along with it.
>> * discussing aspects of using ESS on Emacs and XEmacs.
>> * suggestions for improvements.
>> * announcements of new releases of ESS.
>> * posting small patches to ESS.
>> 1.6 Reporting Bugs
>> Please send bug reports, suggestions etc. to
>> <ESS-bugs using stat.math.ethz.ch>
>> The easiest way to do this is within Emacs by typing
>> 'M-x ess-submit-bug-report'
>> This also gives the maintainers valuable information about your
>> installation which may help us to identify or even fix the bug.
>> If Emacs reports an error, backtraces can help us debug the problem.
>> Type "M-x set-variable RET debug-on-error RET t RET". Then run the
>> command that causes the error and you should see a *Backtrace* buffer
>> containing debug information; send us that buffer.
>> Note that comments, suggestions, words of praise and large cash
>> donations are also more than welcome.
>> 1.7 Authors
>> * A.J. Rossini (mailto:blindglobe using gmail.com)
>> * Richard M. Heiberger (mailto:rmh using temple.edu)
>> * Kurt Hornik (mailto:Kurt.Hornik using R-project.org)
>> * Martin Maechler (mailto:maechler using stat.math.ethz.ch)
>> * Rodney A. Sparapani (mailto:rsparapa using mcw.edu)
>> * Stephen Eglen (mailto:stephen using gnu.org)
>> * Sebastian P. Luque (mailto:spluque using gmail.com)
>> * Henning Redestig (mailto:henning.red using googlemail.com)
>> * Vitalie Spinu (mailto:spinuvit using gmail.com)
>> 1.8 License
>> The source and documentation of ESS is free software. You can
>> redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General
>> Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
>> version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
>> ESS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
>> ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
>> FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License in
>> the file COPYING in the same directory as this file for more details.
>> 1.9 New Features
>> Changes and New Features in 15.03:
>> * ESS[R]: Full native support for 'company-mode'.
>> * ESS[R]: More efficient caching algorithm for R completion.
>> * ESS: New offset variable 'ess-close-paren-offset' to control the
>> indentation of the closing parentheses.
>> * ESS[R]: Ask for CRAN mirror only once per emacs session.
>> * ESS[R]: Detect 'library' and 'require' calls for better completion
>> * Buffer display is now customizable ('ess-show-buffer-action').
>> * Use 'y-or-n-p' instead of 'yes-or-no-p' throughout.
>> * More support for ODS in ess-sas-graph-view.
>> * Makefiles are now both UNIX and GNU friendly.
>> * ESS[R]: Simplify directory lookup in 'ess-developer' (#137).
>> * Make closed paren indentation consistent
>> Bug Fixes in 15.03:
>> * Fix open brace indentation bug (#27 in ess/R-ESS-bugs.R).
>> * Fix git version lookup
>> * Don't check directory modtime in R dialect.
>> * Declare all ess macros for edebug.
>> * Add 'ess-smart-comma' to eldoc message functions.
>> * Inform users when retrieving RDA aliases.
>> * Line ending in '~' is also a continuation line.
>> * Filing roxy paragraphs works as expected now.
>> * In 'ess-developer-add-package', remove incorrect 'wait' argument
>> from 'ess-get-words-from-vector' call.
>> * Fix #96, #117, #120, #125, #134, #137.
>> * Fix ess-quit-r. Call base::q() even if it is masked.
>> * Fix 'ess-show-buffer' to always display the buffer in another
>> * Makefile: Fix cd bug for directories with spaces in them
>> * 'ess-kill-buffer-and-go' modified to not restart R
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