[ESS] how to make ESS open 64-bit R instead of 32-bit R?

Christopher W. Ryan cryan at binghamton.edu
Mon Mar 21 21:45:09 CET 2016

I'm running:
Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1
on a 64-bit machine
R 3.2.3
emacs 24.3.1
ESS 13.0.9

The first part of my environment PATH reads like this:
C:\Program Files\R;C:\Program Files
(x86)\ImageMagick-6.8.9-Q16;C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows; . . . .
and nothing about R appears anywhere else in my path.

My user path reads like this:
C:\Program Files\R;C:\Users\ryanc\AppData\Local\Pandoc\

When I open an .R or .Rnw file and execute a line of code, ESS opens up
my 32-bit version of R.  Usually that has been fine, but now I have
projects that need higher memory.limit(). I'd like my 64-bit version to
open instead.  How can I accomplish that?



Christopher W. Ryan, MD, MS

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