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Re: ESS completion buffer

From: David Hansen
Subject: Re: ESS completion buffer
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:07:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.95 (gnu/linux)

On 19 Mar 2007 00:34:56 -0700 cmr Pent wrote:

> I'm sure some people reading this group have used ESS (Emacs Speaks
> Statistics - Emacs' interface to R and other statistical programs).
> This seems to be great, especially the completion feature.
> But I'm having some problems with it. I'd like to have 2 buffers open
> in my emacs frame (split vertically or horizontally), one for R
> script, and another one for R (ESS buffer). C-x 2 / C-x 3 do the
> thing, but when I hit Tab in ESS buffer to see the completions, a new
> buffer emerges, and it _always_ hides my script buffer. That's
> annoying, because when I actually complete the command, the
> *Completions* buffer is still there. The same thing takes place even
> if I have 2 separate frames :-(  The usual completions buffer (like
> the one for opening files) always disappears when I complete the
> command.
> So, is this a problem of ESS? What emacs layout you use when working
> with R by means of ESS?

I use a "special" frame for this purpose (a small emacs frame in the
upper left corner), i use it to display *Completion* and some other
temporally buffers.

(info "(emacs)Special Buffer Frames")

This may require GNU Emacs 22.  If you are interested i can send my


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