Re: [R] Configuring emacs/ess on Ubuntu

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 15:23:44 +0000

On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 10:07:52AM -0400, Wade Wall wrote:
> I don't know if this is the proper place to ask this, but I am trying to
> configure emacs/ess on Ubuntu 8.04 to run the way described for ESS and
> Xemacs in Windows (John Fox's guide). I installed ess as directed at
> . Under Windows I could use Emacs/ess fine
> (but I am obviously a novice at emacs), but am having trouble doing so in
> Ubuntu. At present I have loaded ess, and it opens as a buffer when emacs
> opens. But I can't open an R session with M-x-R, and can only open R if I
> have a pre-existing .R file. Also, I would like to have emacs, either by
> default or with a hot key, open up a file in the upper window and R in the
> lower. Any hints on how I can do this?

If you install ess on Debian/Ubuntu via

        $ sudo apt-get install ess

it should start automatically as an emacs startup file is registered.


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