[R] OT: Xemacs config help

Frank E Harrell Jr fharrell at virginia.edu
Fri Feb 7 01:20:03 CET 2003

On Thu, 6 Feb 2003 08:34:16 -0800
Marc Feldesman <feldesmanm at pdx.edu> wrote:

> Sorry for the off topic post, but I haven't gotten help from
> the usual places, and r-help is usually a treasure trove of
> information.
> I'm using xemacs 21.4 & ess & r 1.6.2 on RedHat Linux 8.0 (I
> also have the same under Windows XP, but that isn't my
> problem right now).
> I'd like to "ps pretty print" R code to study after I've
> written it.  I can do this with no problem from xemacs under
> Windows, but in Linux, I keep getting the same error:
> ps-postscript-code-directory isn't set properly
> I've scoured the net, have posted to the xemacs group and
> all I can find are others with the same problem, but no
> solution.  I'm still pretty new at Linux & xemacs and so I'm
> somewhat stuck.  I'd really prefer to be able to print the
> code directly from xemacs in a somewhat prettier format than
> I get.  For now, I simply exit from xemacs and go into
> another editor (gedit) that gives me better control of the
> output format.
> Has anyone here seen this message (or know what it means
> beyond the obvious fact that xemacs can't find something it
> expects to find) and know how to fix it?  Please feel free
> to reply b/c if you don't wish to reply here.  
> Many thanks for any help you can offer.
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This was tricky.  On RedHat 8.0 I had to put            
(setq ps-postscript-code-directory "/usr/share/emacs/21.2/etc")
in .xemacs/init.el

Frank E Harrell Jr              Prof. of Biostatistics & Statistics
Div. of Biostatistics & Epidem. Dept. of Health Evaluation Sciences
U. Virginia School of Medicine  http://hesweb1.med.virginia.edu/biostat

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