[ESS] ESS confused about newest R

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd @end|ng |rom deb|@n@org
Wed Jun 29 00:00:06 CEST 2022

On 28 June 2022 at 13:59, Kevin R. Coombes via ESS-help wrote:
| I think that's a different issue (which arose in part because I don't 
| install R in the "standard" place on Windows, dating back to the days 
| when R/ESS couldn't handle the space in the "Program Files' directory path).

I don't think it is, and I would follow Enrico's lead here.

Your (from description) Windows system appears confused about where to find
R, and doubly so as a 32/64 bit convention is dead, and there is only 64bit.

On operating systems that use $PATH you can _always_ just point to a working
R by pointing RHOME/bin so that the right R is found. It has been years since
I worked on Windows but it got the R I wanted when I told ESS in no uncertain
terms which one I wanted. It seems to me you would be well advised to try the
same if you have confusing choice of multiple R versions to confuse ESS with.

(I am not trying to be snarky here. I am simply trying to describe what seems
to me to be the 'straightest arrow' to getting this working given the
circumstances.  Good luck either way!)


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