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ESS (Emacs Speaks Statistics) is an emacs add-on for editing scripts and interacting with statistical programs such as R, Stata or SAS.

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No match for ess-rdired

I'm not able to invoke the rdired-buffer when typing M-x ess-rdired, I get a "no match"-message. I'm also not able to find the function ess-rdired in the documentation (via C-h f). Any idea ...
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Company printing stuff to console in ESS

I am using company with ESS, and in some contexts, company will print weird documentation messages to the console: (list "" '(("..." . "")) '("recursive" "use.names" "..." "x" "replace" "drop_null" "...
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Using tramp and ESS-mode, how can I get the R interpreter to execute locally?

I use tramp to edit R files on a remote server. When I evaluate R code within ESS-mode, it starts an R interpreter on the remote machine. However, at the moment ssh -X to the server does not work, so ...
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general function to concat token at point with function and send to *R*

I'm moving my R setup over to emacs and ess -- and am struggling with the emacs / LISP customisation process. In an answer to another question, I learnt how to create a function that concats a ...
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emacs ess apply function to token under point

I've finally committed to moving over to both emacs and ess -- and i'm having a bit of trouble getting (the famously customisable) combination to work as i'd like. Say that i have a file that ...
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How to get ess-describe-object-at-point to delete-window when I am done?

I am reading this function and still don't see why it doesn't delete both the buffer and window. Currently it open a new window, and when I hit C-g another buffer (even duplicated to the one I am ...
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ESS R workflow with package management in renv (or Packrat)

I do all my R development in Emacs via org-mode and ESS. All of my R projects are managed out of a single org-mode document (studies.org). Each project has a header and is tangled to its own project ...
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Preview images, and PDFs inside a SSH terminal session or inside emacsclient session via SSH?

I work remotely to Linux servers, writing R scripts with ESS. Rstudio works well if I have a fast and stable GUI-based remote desktop connection to the server. Rstudio server also works OK if I have ...
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ESS/Org-babel - remove long prompt

Consider the following org-babel code block: #+BEGIN_SRC R :session *R* getwd() #+END_SRC If I first enter org-edit-special and then ess-eval-line my *R* buffer displays as expected: > getwd() ...
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Set ESS working directory from header-args with org-babel sessions

I am experiencing a very strange behavior with org-babel code blocks. When I operate without the :session tag, I am free to use :dir to set my working directory. As you can see, the following code ...
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Evaluate org-babel header arguments consistently

Consider the following org-babel code block: #+BEGIN_SRC R :session *R* :dir ~/_test getwd() #+END_SRC When I C-c C-c on my source block, I get the following result, as expected: #+RESULTS: : /...
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Any equivalent of R+ESS for python?

I do a lot of R coding on Emacs – on Windows – using the wonderful ESS package. What I particularly like is that I can: start an R session, and then send lines or regions of the script I'm working on ...
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run bibtex in a Knitr workflow in Emacs?

I have used version 18.10.2 of ess (see question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/60445059/where-is-ess-version-19-04) and followed the directions at how to setup Knitr workflow in Emacs? to get to ...
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Send a command to Emacs from an inferior process

Is it possible to send a command to Emacs from an inferior process? For my particular use-case, I would like to instruct Emacs to run the command inferior-ess-r-reload-hook (part of the ESS package) ...
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ESS: display-buffer-alist reusable-frames does not work as expected

I'm trying to use the display-buffer-alist variable to control how Emacs displays spawned inferior shells (ess-r in particular). I'm using the display-buffer-alist value from ess doc: (setq display-...
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Autocompletion in R files set `truncate-lines` to `t` (spacemacs)

I use the ess layer in spacemacs to work with R files. After an autocompletion, the variable truncate-lines is set to nil. Furthermore, during the time the complexion box is on the screen, the lines ...
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How to pass bash commands from a script to terminal?

Let's say I have a bash script. Is there a way I can pass specific lines or blocks in the script to terminal process in EMACS? Just like how we do for R script using command C-c R
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Stop Emacs From Moving Text / Point to Bottom of Screen

I don't fully understand what is happening but I would like it to stop - I am using org-mode and ESS, and when I am in an R src block, things like hitting tab to auto-indent a line of code cause point ...
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Company-mode slow in ESS

When using (i)ESS, I would like to function/variable/argument/filename completion on demand using the minibuffer, without triggering the company pseudotooltip front end. I have tried the following: (...
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No filename completion with Eglot and R

Using ESS with emacs I have automatic filename completion. So, when I am withing "./" and hit TAB, it shows me a list of files and directories within that directory. However, after installing eglot ...
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Emacs busy while evaluating R in ESS

When using Emacs with ESS, when I evaluate functions that take longer to complete (reading in larger files or executing SQL queries), the whole Emacs becomes busy (freezes, hangs, crashes - whatever ...
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Emacs 26.3 cannot call R

After updated to macOS Catalina (10.15) I've been trying to use R in Emacs 26.3. However, Emacs is not fetching R by using M-x R (Emacs says [No match]). I already checked the paths for both R and ...
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Run R code on selected object

I am missing (or not aware) of a feature in ESS to run some R code on selected text. When editing a script, like df1 <- data.frame(a=1:100,b=rnorm(100)) I often want to see head(df1) in my ...
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Flycheck r-lintr doesn't find anything

I want to use lintr to check R-files in emacs. According to https://github.com/jimhester/lintr#emacs lintr is fully integrated into flycheck when using ESS. See the installalation documentation ...
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Problem Committing with Magit

I'm a relatively new convert to emacs and a very new convert to Mac. After installing Emacs using the ESS installer (Version 18.10.2). When I attempt to state a file for commit I receive the ...
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remove keybinding from ess-extra-map

Related: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7598433/how-to-remove-a-key-from-a-minor-mode-keymap-in-emacs How can I find out in which keymap a key is bound? There is a default keybinding in ESS ...
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Sending `C-c C-c` to the process window without swithcing to it

In ESS mode, I sometimes send some code to the process buffer and want to cancel it using C-c C-c. Can I do this without actually switching to the process window from the script window?
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Evaluate single line of python code from Emacs org-babel

Consider a block of python code in an org-mode document: #+begin_src python num1 = input("Enter a number: ") num2 = input("Enter another number: ") result = float(num1) + float(num2) print(result) #...
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Using R double colon operator messes up the indentation in emacs

Using R double colon operator messes up the indentation in ess/emacs. For example, df <- map( xyz, something ) vs. df <- purrr::map( xyz, something) ...
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underscore (“_”) randomly stops working for ESS

I am using iESS console and editor (ESS) for R programming, and often times (and randomly) the _ stops resulting in <-. To temporarily hack it, I found that I could use ess-toggle-underscore or ...
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Can we get inline results with polymode for Rmd files?

As a new Emacs user, I've recently learned how to use polymode to handle R code in org-mode. I'm happy with it, since I get the same features than those implemented for example in Rstudio for Rmd ...
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How to specify a pdf viewer for ess mode

I have set the variable ess-pdf-viewer-pref to "evince" But when I export any Rnw file using M-n e, instead of displaying the pdf in evince it is displayed inside Emacs. How can I stop Emacs ...
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Emacs plugin to browse Julia documentation, at point or textual

It is quite annoying that I have to leave emacs to browse Julia documentation. Are there any nice plugins to get the documentation at point or that provides a nice direct textual interface to the ...
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How to display *help* buffers below one specific window?

I am (really) new in Emacs and ESS, and I am currently trying to customize my environment. The default settings of ESS[R] are convenient for me, since ESS[R] organizes the windows as follows: --------...
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Projectile renaming buffer name causing issues with ESS (ctrl enter) functionality

I have recently installed projectile package into my Emacs. It's great package, however, now my C-RET binding to ESS (R) is not working any more. Part of my current init.el related to ESS looks like ...
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Send content of region or current line to a tmp file, then execute shell script with filename as argument

I am transitioning to Emacs with evil-mode after years of Vim. For work reasons I have to use a GUI statistics program (Stata) frequently. This program does not integrate well with external editors. ...
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Polymode changes from ESS-mode to Markdown-mode whenever I press enter

When I am editing .Rmd file within a polymode chunk, the mode switches from ESS to Markdown mode whenever I press enter. However, it switches back to ess-mode whenver I save the file. I will try ...
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How to “manipulate” using R in Emacs

In Rstudio one can use library manipulate to interactively change the plot over some parameters(mu). When you use this in emacs ESS it gives error: function(mu){ plot(mu) } manipulate(myfunc(mu),mu = ...
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ESS installation does not initialize flymake

I install ESS following these directions, adding these to ~/.emacs: (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa-stable" . "https://stable.melpa.org/packages/")) (add-to-...
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Unable to install ESS package

I want to install ESS. I initialised the package manager with (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa-stable" . "https://stable.melpa.org/packages/")) (package-...
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Setting up Knittr workflow in Emacs [duplicate]

I was a happy ESS and R user to obtain tex and pdf files from Rnw file with sweave and knitr. I have followed the answer given here, everything worked fine but after several updates or maybe new ...
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emacs opens ESS/R buffer in random window

I'm using emacs 26.1 with ESS. Whenever I open a R session with M-x R it opens in a random window. However, I would like it to open in the currently selected window. It seems to be a similar issue as ...
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ESS smart underscore does not work in emacs25

Previously when I used the underscore key in my keyboard ESS replaced it for the assigment keys <-. In emacs25 that no longer happens. I have installed the ESS package from MELPA, as well as, it's ...
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Missing RMarkdown templates with poly-R

I use the ess, polymode, and poly-R packages together to work with RMarkdown files. I have also installed the R packages rmarkdown and tufte in my R library. While these R packages provide ".Rmd" ...
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ESS poly-R issue

I am trying to setup ESS with polymode and poly-markdown I have the following in my myinit.org file which becomes compiled into init.el ;; https://polymode.github.io/installation/ (use-package ...
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R in ESS outputs UTF-8, which emacs renders raw

I find the question but no answer at Emacs ESS R - Message Content Encoding and Display Issue. In buffer *R*, the R process uses UTF-8 encoding for its output. However emacs does not decode that ...
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gnu screen emacs ess: M-X R freeze

I just pick up emacs after a while with Vim. This is run on CentOS server. I ssh to the server, and start with gnu screen, and emacs ess, when I start to run R, emacs just freeze. Here is what I ...
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“error in process sentinel” whenever using %>% in an ESS R buffer

Whenever I include a pipe (%>%) in a ESS R buffer, I start getting the following error repeatedly, with lags that make editing almost impossible: error in process sentinel: Not enough arguments ...
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How to copy output from ess to the kill ring?

Q: how can I automatically copy output from ess to the kill ring? Background I use ess to conduct statistical analysis. On occasion, I need to copy its raw output into another buffer (usually ...
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How to jump to R source code with ESS?

Q: how can I get to the source code of R packages using ESS? When I'm working with elisp, I can access the source code for any package easily with find-library or by following the links in find-...