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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 find what causes ESS to run very slow?

When working with an iESS session of R and an R file open side-by-side, I noticed extremely slow performance when typing indetifiers. Typing braces and operators is fine, however, when an identifier ...
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Return System Notification When Long-running Comint Process Completes?

I often have long-running processes in comint shells (e.g. SQL or fitting statistical models, both usually via an R/ESS shell). While they're running I navigate away and do something in another ...
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using global-linum-mode with ess with a latex/R knit file

When using global-linum-mode with a latex file that has blocks of R code (*.rnw file) moving in and out of the R code blocks cause the line numbers to disappear until the cursor is moved again. Is ...
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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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“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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set breakpoint while in debugger?

Is it possible to set a breakpoint on an arbitrary line while already established in browser()? As a use-case: if I debug(myfunc) and while in Browse[2]> ... I realize that I need to jump forward ...
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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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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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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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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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Emacs/ESS/Org hangs/spins on yank

I have the following Emacs org buffer that I'm editing: #+BEGIN_SRC R regimes <- read.spreadsheet(wlda, 3) %>% within({ TurbineID <- paste(Site, Turbine) Date.of.Change....
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Emacs freezes using Sweave and ESS

I am using Emacs + ESS + Sweave to write a document. When I do multiline copy of noweb commands using M-w, switch to R buffer and execute them (C-y, RET), Emacs will sometimes freeze, forcing me to ...
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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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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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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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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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R (ESS) freezes emacs when asking for project directory

Using Windows. Fresh install of emacs 2.6. The installation of R CLI and R studio worked ok. No issues. I open R files on emacs and ESS mode is properly set on modeline but when I try to execute/eval ...
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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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ESS folding for R6 classes

What is the proper way to install, configure and activate folding of R script files? I followed emacswiki.org/emacs/FoldingMode but it doesn't seems to work. I installed folding.el to .emacs/lisp/. ...
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How to get customizations added to `ess-mode-hook` to run in Aquamacs ESS

In Aquamacs 3.3, ESS 16.04, I can't get customizations added to ess-mode-hook to run. Here's a simple example. (defun my-ess-hook () (setq ess-default-style 'DEFAULT) (setq ess-indent-level 2)) (...
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How to set up company mode for ESS Julia

I have ESS installed and I do get company mode drop down menus, but there's nothing Julia specific. For example, I get completion options for functions or variables that I have defined elsewhere in ...
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ESS C-RET does not add a new line at the end of buffer

According to the doc, since ESS 12.09 ESS: ess-eval-*-and-step functions go to next empty line at eob, instead of staying at the last line. However, when I hit C-RET at the end, it still says on the ...
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Get company completion without evaluation in ess

Is it possible to do completion without evaluating the buffer in ess-mode/R-mode which uses company-R-objects and company-R-args as backends ? Backends like company-jedi can do completion without ...
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What is the best way to modify an existing function from a package?

There is a function in ESS called ess-sas-goto-log (https://github.com/emacs-ess/ESS/blob/master/lisp/ess-sas-a.el#L705) that will open a log file and search forward using re-search-forward. I would ...
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ESS hooks breaking buffers not associated with files

This is a weird one, for me: I use both ESS (for R programming) and gist.el for (surprise!) interacting with github gists. Except, now I have a problem: every time I try to view a gist locally, ESS's ...
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Control-Enter doesn't work in ESS?

I checked my ess/lisp/ess-mode.el file and it has the line of code I'm expecting for this to work (below). Anyone know why this would happen? (define-key map [(control return)] 'ess-eval-region-or-...
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ESS ignores R_LIBS_USER environment variable

I have the following in my .bashrc export R_LIBS_USER="/home/wdkrnls/R/lib/3.2" When I start R from the shell I see (even in Emacs M-x shell): .libPaths() [1] "/home/wdkrnls/R/lib/3.2" "/usr/lib/R/...
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ESS major modes keybindings do not work

I am connecting from a Windows machine to a Linux server via Putty (http://blog.harang.org/?tag=putty). There I start Emacs and open a script written in the statistical language R. When I open the ...
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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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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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Compile multiple Rnw files

If we divide our Rnw file into multiple files, is it possible to create the whole document using knitr and LaTeX in Emacs by pressing M-n e on a child file? I guess the process above should be ...
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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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ESS knitr workflow with natbib

This solution explains ESS knitr workflow and it works as explained. However, it does not explain how to knit an Rnw file containing natbib references. Similar question have been asked here and the ...
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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 install fails on Ubuntu 18.04

I had previously installed and used Emacs 25.2.2 and ESS 17.11 on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver). While attempting to update to the latest version of ESS, the ESS install script appears to have failed (...
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Break (C-c C-c) in ESS-remote R shell

I am running my R scripts on a remote shell using M-x shell ssh -X -C name@server.edu srun -p nodeX --pty R (slurm command to start R) M-x ess-remote and select 'R' everythink works fine, until I ...
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Using ESS via nix

I'd like to use ESS (Emacs Speaks Statistics) with the nix version of R and the packages I need. Here's what I can do via the shell nix-shell shell.nix -I nixpkgs=/Users/dom/nixpkgs --run R shell....
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Tramp to HPC server node

I am new to Emacs and one thing I really like about it is the "tramp". I use R with ESS and usually "tramp" to my work computer from home. We also have an HPC server and I am wondering whether it is ...