Hi Dan, Dan Davison wrote: > "d.tchin" <d.tc...@voila.fr> writes: >> Dan Davison <davison <at> stats.ox.ac.uk> writes: >>> The org-babel default is to invoke R as an external shell command, and I >>> think this is what is causing the problem. It requires that the emacs >>> function shell-command can use the string "R" to invoke an R process, i.e. >>> the R installation and the shell path must be such that this is the case. >> >> Thank you for the information and explanation. It seems that the problem >> comes from the windows shell. >> >> I try the following : I explicitely told emacs to use bash >> with the following instructions : >> (setq explicit-shell-file-name "C:/msys/1.0/bin/bash.exe") >> (setq shell-file-name explicit-shell-file-name) >> >> It works with bash. > > Thanks for that, I've stored your solution in the org-babel development repo > with a view to modifying our code so that these probloems are minimised in > the future, and we'll also make sure the documentation addresses this.
I'm a Windows user *and* an Ubuntu user for years, now, with one single common `.emacs' file for both OS. Therefore, I'll show you what I have in my `.emacs': --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8--- ;;*** ----[ 41.1 Single Shell ;; for single shell commands (setq shell-file-name "bash") ;; must be in the `PATH' (Windows users) ;;*** ----[ 41.2 Interactive Shell ;; for the interactive (sub)shell (setq explicit-shell-file-name shell-file-name) --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8--- Almost the same, except the order (not important) and the fact that bash is written in its simplest form: no hard-coded path, and no `.exe' suffix, so that it works for both Win32 and Linux. The only thing to do, for Windows users, is ensure that `bash.exe' (generally located in `C:\cygwin\bin') is in the Windows PATH environment variable. I would advice keeping such a construct, instead of full paths. Best regards, Seb -- Sébastien Vauban _______________________________________________ Emacs-orgmode mailing list Please use `Reply All' to send replies to the list. Emacsemail@example.com http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode