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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 setup Knitr workflow in Emacs?

RStudio provides a one-button way for produce PDF file from LaTeX+R source with Knitr. It looks great for doing reproducible research. And I am trying to configure my Emacs for: at left buffer LaTeX+...
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How to implement comments outline in ESS similar to that of Rstudio?

Shifting from Rstudio to ESS took some time with me because of the steep learning curve of a versatile Emacs editor, but is was a worthwhile experience. What I am still missing in ESS is that outline ...
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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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Can Emacs use tramp to run in an interactive session on a remote HPC node?

I have been using Emacs with ESS and tramp to load remote files and run remote R processes on HPC computers. With ssh keys, tramp makes this easy with C-x C-f to find file at /ssh:myserver:/path/to/...
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Technical considerations for package maintainers to not use the Emacs package manager?

I am noticing some notable package maintainers are choosing to not use the Emacs package management system (ESS?) or complaining about its limitations (Helm). Quoting from Helm's README.md: ...
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ESS R error: searching for program

I have installed emacs on windows 10 working ok so far. Installed R and ESS. Set system and user path to Rterm.exe as read in some forums. Restarted and opened a R file in emacs. Syntax coloring is ...
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Disable smart underscore for good ESS

I am trying to disable the underscore thing in ESS where it gets converted to a <- . If I add (add-hook 'ess-mode-hook (lambda () (ess-toggle-underscore nil))) To my init file, it works ...
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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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Polymode installation on Windows machine

Polymode is very promising to handle the integration of R chunks using different modes. I went through the documentation and it works well when I am inside .Rmd file but not inside .Rnw. In the .Rnw I ...
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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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ESS startup is very slow

I recently installed an Ubuntu VM, and I'm working on getting all set up. I've run into a small issue, in that my configuration now takes nearly 30 seconds to start up, where it used to be nearly ...
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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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ESS language modes with use-package

I've recenly started to convert my init.el to using use-package, and have so far not found any problems with that -- except that I can't get ESS to work for all languages. I have installed the ...
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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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How to fix latin character (e.g. ç, é) incorrectly displayed in emacs ess-buffer?

When I read a file into R, and the file contain characters like "ç" or "é" (latin characters) in a string, the ess-buffer shows meaninless (to me) numbers. For example, the string "ações" is ...
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Emacs ESS R - Message Content Encoding and Display Issue

I use Emacs ESS for doing some work in R. But somehow the help messages or content which is output of R process, is not printed correctly, most likely because of some encoding issue. (Screenshot ...
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autoload-do-load: Wrong type argument: consp, nil

I've encountered a problem after upgrading Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS) from MELPA today to ess-20180926.54. When I try to start an R session under Emacs with M-x R I'm informed... autoload-do-load:...
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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-...