Last modified: Mon Aug 4 16:27:03 HST 2008
Table of Contents:
- Go to
- Download emacs by right-clicking on either
emacs-xx.x-fullbin-i386.tar.gz. Install the latest
version if you desire. The example below installs version 21.3.
Save to a directory that's easy to find.
- In order to open up the archive that you have downloaded,
you need to have a archive reader. There are various
different archive readers that you can use. If you don't
have one, you can find some various ones to download here. I give directions on
extracting the files using 7-zip, a LGPL archive extractor.
- Open up the 7-zip file manager, and navigate to where you
saved the emacs archive. You should see something similar
to that below. Click on the emacs file so it is bolded.
- Hit enter to open the archive.
- Rename the directory inside the archive from "emacs-21.3"
to emacs, by clicking on the name of the directory, then
pressing the F2 button.
- Next, click on the extract icon, you should see a window
pop up asking where to extract the files to. I have chosen
to install emacs to c:\program files\. You can
choose anyplace you want to install it, but you must
remember where you have installed it for future steps. The
installation assumes that you have installed it to
- Next, you wait....
- After the extraction is done, you can exit out of the 7-zip
file manager. If it asks you if you want to change the name
of the directory in the archive, tell it no, or cancel
(whatever is appropriate).
- Next, run the file c:\Program
Files\emacs\bin\addpm.exe. You can do this either by
navigating to there using the "My Computer" icon, or you can
click on the start menu, select "Run", then type the name of
the file. A window should pop up and ask if you want to
install emacs, like the one below:
This step depends on your system. Follow the steps for your system
- Open up the file c:\autoexec.bat in notepad.
Double-click does not edit the file, but rather execute the file.
The easiest way to do is to first run notepad, then open the file.
Add the following line (or edit the line):
- Note that some systems do not like long filenames. If you
determine that yours does not, then replace "program files"
- Right click on the "My Compter" icon, and select
Properties. Click on the Advanced tab.
- Click on Environmental variables. You should see:
- You should create (or edit) the following user variable:
- Create the HOME variable with the value c:\
- Emacs should be installed. Now you can proceed to Integrating Emacs and R