[ESS] ESS-mode fails to start S-Plus in Linux

Vitalie Spinu @pinuvit @ending from gm@il@com
Mon Nov 19 14:07:30 CET 2018

Hi Kim,

What is the value of inferior-S+-program and what is the exact error that you
get? Could you please provide the traceback (M-x toggle-debug-on-error RET).


>> On Sat, Nov 17 2018 09:08, Kim Pilegaard via ESS-help wrote:

> When trying to start S-plus 6.2.1 for linux using Emacs 25.2.1 lucid and ess-17.11.2 under Elementary OS 5.0 (based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS), I get the following error:

> ess-command: Wrong number of arguments: #[(com &optional buf sleep) "Á!" [com ess-eval-linewise] 2
> ("/usr/share/emacs25/site-lisp/ess/ess-dde.elc" . 4843)], 7

> It seems that an S+ process is running, but when I try to issue a command, I get this error:

> ess-get-process: No ESS process is associated with this buffer now

> I tried with ess-18.10, but got another error telling that it could not find the
> Splus program. The executable is /usr/local/bin/Splus which is covered by both
> PATH and exec-path. There are no problems running R with either of the ess
> versions.

> How do I fix it?

> Kind regards,
> Kim

> Kim Pilegaard

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