I'm trying to configure ESS to use a different R program path when I'm on a remote session. Now, every time I ssh into the hpc cluster I use, I set the variable inferior-ess-R-program to /weird/path/to/R to make ESS open up a remote R session, but I'd like to figure out how to this automatically. I use R on my local machine via ESS as well, so changing the variable permanently it not an option. Thanks!


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I don't know which Tramp version you use. But in the more recent versions, you can set connection-local variables. Check the Tramp manual for details.

  • Thanks - I use the most recent version. I've been consulting the manual, but somehow I'm yet to make it work. I'll try a bit more. Thanks!
    – apprentice
    Oct 8, 2020 at 3:52

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