Setting up emacs org-mode babel for R on Ubuntu

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I installed org-mode seperately, since I had troubles with its default setting (similar to the problems described here).

sudo apt-get install org-mode


Next I download and installed ESS

cd ~/.emacs.d/

wget http://ess.r-project.org/downloads/ess/ess-12.09-1.zip

unzip ess-12.09-1.zip

rm ess-12.09-1.zip


Finally I had to add the following lines to my .emacs file:

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/ess-12.09-1/lisp")

(require 'ess-site)

(org-babel-do-load-languages

'org-babel-load-languages

'((R . t)))


and to my .Rprofile

old options(defaultPackages = c(old, "tikzDevice"))


For testing open a new file with emacs:

emacs test.org


and add the following code block:

#+begin_src R

date()

#+end_src


press C-c C-c to execute the code. See the org-mode documentation for more information.

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