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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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How to use Emacs+ESS to access GNU R within docker including x11 without openssh-server

I'm using Debian Stable (currently Buster) to do my programming in GNU R. As an IDE I'm using both Nvim-R (a vim/neovim-plugin) as well as Emacs+ESS but not Rstudio (although it's a great IDE for ...
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ESS: start R in current directory conflicts with ivy-mode

I use ivy-mode for completion. I don't usually want to see the dot files ("./" and "../") when selecting files/directories, so I've set (setq ivy-extra-directories nil). I also ...
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Keybinding for pipe in ESS

I am trying to define keymapping about %>% for ess R mode. Code 1 is my init.el based on How to implement the piping operator %>% in ESS mode?. After evaluation of the code, I get the keybinding ...
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add personal template directory to poly-R

I'm trying to migrate my R workflow totally to emacs (my experience with emacs is very basic), so I installed ESS and poly-markdown and poly-R among other things. When working in rmarkdown files I ...
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ess: transform a text selection into an R vector

Is there any ess function that does the following? Assume you have the line in Emacs like this 1 2 3 4 then once selected (e.g., using the mouse), it is transformed into c(1,2,3,4) It would be a ...
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How to turn off R help document popup when using ESS?

When I input a function, the R help document pops up automatically. It's very annoying. How to turn it off?
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Pass a table's colnames to an R block

I have an org file with this content: #+name: my-table | *Type* | *Value* | |---------+---------| | Web | 744 | | Checks | 520 | | Cash | 105 | |---------+---------| | *Total* | ...
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Clear console output on *R* buffers when using ESS

I have this kbd in my init.el (global-set-key (kbd "C-l") 'comint-clear-buffer) When I use Emacs-ess mode fro programming in R, I use this kbd to clear the R output buffer, this is usually ...
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Polymode very slow in Rmd files

I am struggling with emacs constantly hanging as soon as I move the cursor into a code chunk in Rmd files. It spends about two seconds moving the cursor after I hit an arrow key. Can you help me get ...
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remove erroneous commands from ESS transcript

I'd like to better use my ESS transcript file while working on R. I know how to clean the .Rout file only keeping the command lines. But what could be great is to remove all the command lines that ...
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How to build and install R package in ESS?

Some time ago I've written function to build R package using "CMD INSTALL" the problem is that I can't do the same with ESS. There is function ess-r-devtools-build but it seems that it don't ...
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Only run a function if it is a new session

In my init.el file, I have a hook to setup my workspace when I open a particular type file. Specifically, when I open an R file (i.e., *.R) and ESS-mode starts, a couple of other windows open with ...
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Why is file buffer replaced by scratch buffer on startup?

When I open an R file in ESS-mode, I'd like emacs to setup my panes in a certain format. To this end, I've added the following to my init.el. (add-hook 'ess-mode-hook (lambda() (...
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Patching together emacs buffers and shells outside of emacs

I'd like to use emacs as a replacement for my current IDE when using R. I like to divide my workspace into three panes: Text editor R console zsh Previously, I had used tmux to achieve this by ...
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Prevent ESS from opening an R console

Say I want to create and edit a new R file using emacs/ESS. I type emacs myfile.R at my shell prompt and an empty file opens. Hurray! I start typing my code: library(da at which point I am interrupted ...
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spacemacs: How can I disable flymake and flycheck completely, to speed up performance

I’m using spacemacs. I just installed syntax-highlighting layer and auto-completion layer, and now my emacs got really really slow. So slow that going back to PyCharm (IntelliJ) with R-plugin feels ...
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Tell ESS to use a different R program when on a Tramp remote session

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/...
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how to get out of a (R) repl’s multi-line (multiple-line) / line-continuation mode

My question: In (an R-repl from ESS layer) in spacemacs, I can’t end a multiple-line after I start it myDf %>% # here i hit RET so then the REPL goes into multi line mode: + myDf %>% myDf %&...
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How to add function call highlighting in ESS?

I currently have some syntax highlighting in my ESS code (e.g., for brackets, =, and strings). I would like to add highlighting of function calls, like RStudio's "Highlight R function calls" ...
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<RET> behavior in ESS in a roxygen block

I'm relatively new to emacs and I'm trying my luck with doom emacs (I transitioned from spacemacs), and I've spent hours trying to figure out what's going on. This is about ESS <RET> behavior. ...
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ESS start process does not include new R version

I am using the windows version of emacs that includes AuTeX and ESS from Vincent Goulet. I was using an older version of this packaging with a couple different versions of R. I recently installed the ...
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Latex subscript in .Rmd file registers as markdown italics in buffer

I am using ess, polymode, and poly-R. The latex subscript registers as markdown italics in my .Rmd file Notice it only takes effect with an open and close _. Is there a way to specify that these ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...