[ESS] Questions on Section 3.3

Vitalie Spinu @p|nuv|t @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue May 19 05:30:26 CEST 2015

 >>> Marius Hofert on Mon, 18 May 2015 18:39:40 -0400 wrote:

 > What do you mean by R's prompt? Of course, if I ssh onto the machine
 > and then start R by typing 'R', I get a normal R prompt "> ". 

That's what I mean.

 > The *ESS* buffer shows what you describe below (556 lines of output
 > and then "(inferior-ess: waiting for process to start (before hook)").
 > Now if I switch to the *R* buffer, it shows:

 > env: R: No such file or directory

Your R program is not found. You should add the directory where R is
located to `tramp-remote-path`.

 > Is the R process supposed to run locally but being associated to the
 > script on the remote machine or is the R process supposed to run on
 > the remote machine?

All remote processes run on the remote, otherwise they won't be called
so. ESS asks TRAMP to start a remote R and communicates with it through
TRAMP afterwards.


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