Sorry about not including the actual init.el file, and thank you to Rodney for letting me know to do so. The version I use is included below. It's Professor Paul Johnson's init.el file, with a few modifications I made such as comment eclipse functionality, setting C-s as the save command for a buffer, and removing warnings about opening large files. I can include any other information about the system that would be helpful in this case, and I've included the text that would pop up for a bug report below the init.el file, in case that would help.
Best, Ben (global-set-key (kbd "M-p") 'ace-window) ;; Paul Johnson ;; 2015-10-01 ;; ;; This version? 2015-10-01? ;; I ran into some trouble swapping various versions of ESS in ;; my user directory, so I started tearing this apart. Cutting out ;; stuff I don't remember. ;; ;; My init file alters user interaction with R via ESS. Most ;; importantly ;; 1. *R* should start in its own frame ;; 2. S-[Return] is hot key to send line to *R*. This replaces ;; now default C-[Return]. I need this to protect CUA ;; mode rectangle selection ;; 3. General Emacs settings discourage "frame splitting" that ;; the usual Emacs users seem to like. ;; 4. Slight simplification of the menu under File. I don't see ;; need for separate "create" and "open" choices. So I put them ;; together ;; 5. See next paragraph about the MELPA package manager ;; ;; See my companion lecture ;; "Emacs Has No Learning Curve" ;; http://pj.freefaculty.org/guides/Rcourse ;; ;; 2015-03-02 ;; Following allows use of Emacs24 package manager. ;; To use, run emacs, then do ;; M-x list-packages ;; To see everything available at that moment on melpa. ;; After that, seriously consider installing ess-smart-underscore. ;; M-x package-refresh-contents (when (>= emacs-major-version 24) (require 'package) (package-initialize) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "http://melpa.milkbox.net/packages/") t) ) (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("elpy" . "http://jorgenschaefer.github.io/packages/")) ;; Some python things I use, you may not need ;;(setq python-shell-interpreter "ipython3") ;;(autoload 'python-mode "python-mode" "Python Mode." t) ;;(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.py\\'" . python-mode)) ;;(add-to-list 'interpreter-mode-alist '("python" . python-mode)) ;;(package-initialize) ;;(elpy-enable) (require 'ess-site) ;; soft require: no error if package not found (require 'ess-smart-underscore nil 'noerror) (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.Rmd" . poly-markdown+r-mode)) ;; Org-mode with R doesn't work without this ;; http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/babel/how-to-use-Org-Babel-for-R.html (custom-set-variables ;; custom-set-variables was added by Custom. ;; If you edit it by hand, you could mess it up, so be careful. ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance. ;; If there is more than one, they won't work right. '(ansi-color-faces-vector [default default default italic underline success warning error]) '(ansi-color-names-vector ["#2e3436" "#a40000" "#4e9a06" "#c4a000" "#204a87" "#5c3566" "#729fcf" "#eeeeec"]) '(cua-auto-tabify-rectangles nil) '(cua-mode t nil (cua-base)) '(cua-normal-cursor-color "snow") '(cursor-type (quote bar)) '(custom-enabled-themes (quote (wombat))) '(elpy-rpc-python-command "python3") '(ess-prefer-higher-bit t) '(inferior-ess-own-frame t) '(org-babel-load-languages (quote ((emacs-lisp . t) (R . t)))) '(org-confirm-babel-evaluate nil) '(show-paren-mode t)) (setq default-tab-width 4) ;; Section II. Keyboard and mouse customization ;; Mouse and cursor in the usual Mac/Windows way (delete-selection-mode t) ;; http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13036155/how-to-to-combine-emacs-primary-clipboard-copy-and-paste-behavior-on-ms-windows (setq select-active-regions t) ;; Trying to make mouse middle-click only paste from primary ;; X11 selection, not clipboard and kill ring: (global-set-key [mouse-2] 'mouse-yank-primary) ;; highlight does not alter Kill ring: (setq mouse-drag-copy-region nil) ;; windows style binding C-x, C-v, C-c, C-z: (cua-mode t) ;; Don't tabify after rectangle commands: (setq cua-auto-tabify-rectangles nil) ;; Section III. Programming conveniences: ;; light-up matching parens: (show-paren-mode t) ;; turn on syntax highlighting: (global-font-lock-mode t) ;; Auto fill is TRUE in text modes: (setq text-mode-hook (quote (turn-on-auto-fill text-mode-hook-identify))) ;; Section IV. ESS Emacs Statistics ;; start R in current working directory, don't let R ask user: (setq ess-ask-for-ess-directory nil) ;; Change shortcut "run this line" to use Shift-Return ;; Suggested by Vitalie Spinu 2013-09-30 to co-exist with Windows Emacs (eval-after-load "ess-mode" '(progn (define-key ess-mode-map [(control return)] nil) (define-key ess-mode-map [(shift return)] 'ess-eval-region-or-line-and-step)) ) ;; Help in frames? Consider ;; 1) create a new frame for each help instance ;; (setq ess-help-own-frame t) ;; or 2) If you want all help buffers to go into one frame do: (setq ess-help-own-frame 'one) ;; I want the *R* process in its own frame (require 'ess-site) (setq inferior-ess-own-frame t) (setq inferior-ess-same-window nil) ;; Section V. Frames oriented Emacs ;; Discourage Emacs from horizontal splitting: ;; http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/elisp/html_node/Choosing-Window.html ;;(setq split-window-preferred-function nil) ;; (setq pop-up-windows nil) ;; Make files opened from the menu bar appear in their own ;; frames. Adapted from Emacs menu-bar.el (defun menu-find-existing () "Edit the existing file FILENAME." (interactive) (let* ((mustmatch (not (and (fboundp 'x-uses-old-gtk-dialog) (x-uses-old-gtk-dialog)))) (filename (car (find-file-read-args "Find file: " mustmatch)))) (if mustmatch (find-file-other-frame filename) (find-file filename)))) (define-key menu-bar-file-menu [new-file] '(menu-item "Open/Create" find-file-other-frame :enable (menu-bar-non-minibuffer-window-p) :help "Create a new file")) (define-key menu-bar-file-menu [open-file] '(menu-item ,(purecopy "Open File...") menu-find-existing :enable (menu-bar-non-minibuffer-window-p) :help ,(purecopy "Read an existing file into an Emacs buffer"))) ;; Open directory list in new frame. (define-key menu-bar-file-menu [dired] '(menu-item "Open Directory..." dired-other-frame :help "Read a directory; operate on its files (Dired)" :enable (not (window-minibuffer-p (frame-selected-window menu-updating-frame))))) ;; Section VI: Miscellaneous convenience ;; Remove Emacs "splash screen" http://fuhm.livejournal.com/ (defadvice command-line-normalize-file-name (before kill-stupid-startup-screen activate) (setq inhibit-startup-screen t)) (setq inhibit-splash-screen t) ;; Show file name in title bar ;; http://www.thetechrepo.com/main-articles/549 (setq frame-title-format "%b - Emacs") ;; Make Emacs scroll smoothly with down arrow key. ;; faq 5.45 http://www.gnu.org/s/emacs/emacs-faq.html#Modifying-pull_002ddown-menus (setq scroll-conservatively most-positive-fixnum) ;; adjust the size of the frames, uncomment this, adjust values ;;(setq default-frame-alist '((width . 90) (height . 65))) ;; Remember password when connected to remote sites via Tramp ;; http://stackoverflow.com/questions/840279/passwords-in-emacs-tramp-mode-editing ;; Emacs "tramp" service (ssh connection) constantly ;; asks for the log in password without this (setq password-cache-expiry nil) ;; Emacs shells work better ;; http://snarfed.org/why_i_run_shells_inside_emacs (setq ansi-color-for-comint-mode 'filter) (setq comint-prompt-read-only t) (setq comint-scroll-to-bottom-on-input t) (setq comint-scroll-to-bottom-on-output t) (setq comint-move-point-for-output t) (custom-set-faces ;; custom-set-faces was added by Custom. ;; If you edit it by hand, you could mess it up, so be careful. ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance. ;; If there is more than one, they won't work right. ) (set-cursor-color "#ffffff") ;; A stata stanza from Brendan Halpin ;; Stata equivalent of ess-eval-region (defun delimit-do (start end toggle &optional clear message) "Send the current region to the inferior ESS process, Stata do-editor style. Creates a temporary file, \"do\"-es it, deletes it. With prefix argument toggle the meaning of `ess-eval-visibly-p'; this does not apply when using the S-plus GUI, see `ess-eval-region-ddeclient'." (interactive "r\nP") (ess-force-buffer-current "Process to use: ") (message "Starting evaluation...") (setq message (or message "Eval region")) (save-excursion ;; don't send new lines (avoid screwing the debugger) (goto-char start) (skip-chars-forward "\n\t ") (setq start (point)) (unless mark-active (ess-blink-region start end)) ;; don't send new lines at the end (avoid screwing the debugger) (goto-char end) (skip-chars-backward "\n\t ") (setq end (point))) (let* (delimit (commands (buffer-substring-no-properties start end)) (delimit-do-file (make-temp-file "delimit-do" nil ".do")) (proc (get-process ess-local-process-name)) (visibly (if toggle (not ess-eval-visibly-p) ess-eval-visibly-p)) (dev-p (process-get proc 'developer)) (tb-p (process-get proc 'tracebug))) ;; Go to the start of the section and look back for #delimit ;; if found set delimit unless the delimiter is not ";" (save-excursion (goto-char start) (setq delimit (re-search-backward "^#delimit +\\(.+\\)$" nil t)) (if delimit (if (not (string-match ";" (match-string 1))) (setq delimit nil)))) (with-temp-buffer (if clear (insert "clear\n")) (if delimit (insert "#delimit ;\n" commands "\n#delimit cr\n") (insert commands "\n")) (write-file delimit-do-file nil) (kill-buffer (current-buffer))) (process-send-string (get-ess-process ess-current-process-name) (format "do %s\nrm %s\n" delimit-do-file delimit-do-file)) ) (if (and (fboundp 'deactivate-mark) ess-eval-deactivate-mark) (deactivate-mark)) ;; return value (list start end)) (defun comment-eclipse () (interactive) (let ((start (line-beginning-position)) (end (line-end-position))) (when (or (not transient-mark-mode) (region-active-p)) (setq start (save-excursion (goto-char (region-beginning)) (beginning-of-line) (point)) end (save-excursion (goto-char (region-end)) (end-of-line) (point)))) (comment-or-uncomment-region start end))) (global-set-key (kbd "M-;") 'comment-eclipse) (global-set-key (kbd "C-;")'comment-eclipse) ;; make it so ctrl s saves (global-set-key (kbd "C-s")'save-buffer) ;; stop emacs from asking if I want it to open a file (setq large-file-warning-threshold nil) ;;; init.el ends here [ess-site.el]: ess-customize-alist=nil [ess-site.el _2_]: ess-customize-alist=nil (R): ess-r-versions-create making M-x defuns for R-3.3.3-32bit R-3.3.3-64bit Emacs : GNU Emacs 25.2.1 (x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2017-04-24 Package: ess-mode 16.10 [Released git: e92ed78b8890] current state: ============== (setq ess-language nil ess-dialect nil ess-ask-for-ess-directory nil ess-ask-about-transfile nil ess-directory nil ess-keep-dump-files "always" ess-source-directory "C:\\Users\\brogers\\AppData\\Local\\Temp" ess-use-ido t ess-use-eldoc t ess-use-tracebug t ess-use-auto-complete t ess-use-company t ess-eval-visibly-p t ess-can-eval-in-background t ess-local-process-name nil ) [[alternative HTML version deleted]] ______________________________________________ ESSfirstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/ess-help