[OS X Emacs] Directory for loading ESSR

Iliya Lefterov iliya.lefterov at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 16:09:07 EST 2018

Have you used ESS within Aquamacs before successfully…?


> On Dec 14, 2018, at 12:51 PM, Braun, Michael <braunm at mail.smu.edu> wrote:
> When launching an R process via ESS (M-x R), I get the following Emacs message:
> load ESSR: + + + Error in file(filename, "r", encoding = encoding) : 
>  cannot open the connection
> In addition: Warning message:
> In file(filename, "r", encoding = encoding) :
>  cannot open file ’/Users/dr/Nightly/master/aquamacs-emacs.git/lisp/aquamacs/edit-modes/ess-mode/etc/ESSR/R/.load.R’: No such file or directory
> It appears somewhere in the Aquamacs build process, the directory path on the builder’s computer is not replaced, as my user name is not “dr”.  Thus, Aquamacs cannot find ESSR.  This is causing problems with using the help functions in R.  For example:
>> ?mean
> Error in .ess.help("mean") : could not find function ".ess.help"
> The problem occurs when I use either the stable 3.4 version of Aquamacs, or the latest nightly build.  ESS version is 18.10.2, although I had the problem with 18.10 as well.  Not sure if it matters, but the latest ESS is a Melpa version.
> Any suggestions or fixes would be appreciated.
> Thanks.
> Michael
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