How can I get ESS?
Here you can download ESS and related resourcesESS is implemented in the platform-independent programming language Emacs Lisp (eLisp) which is the extension language of Emacs. To run ESS in Emacs you have to first download the compressed eLisp source files and install them according to the following instructions. As different file compression formats are used in different operating systems both <.tgz> (Unix/Linux) and <.zip> (MS Windows) file formats are provided.
ESS - Latest Released Version
- Download ESS Version 14.09 (2014-09-13)
You can find the current and older released versions in the archive.
The current, as well as previous versions, of ESS are also available
for download on GitHub [https://github.com/emacs-ess/ESS]
On GitHub, you can download every released version of ESS which have been tagged. Click on a dropdown that shows "master" and select tags. Select one and then "Download Zip".
ESS for LinuxOn some distributions of Linux ESS can be installed as an offical RPM package via the package manager. For other distributions the RPM packages are provided by private users. Please compare the version number of those packages with the latest release.
- Fedora: <emacs-common-ess>
- RHEL/CentOS (P. Johnson)
@ in one of the sub directories
openSUSE.../noarch/, (D. Steuer)
or Debian-derived Linux distributions such as
have an uptodate package "
ess" since 2008, i.e., from Debian "lenny" and "sid" and Ubuntu "intrepid" (= 8.10) on.
ESS for MS Windows and Mac OS X
- GNU Emacs and ESS - All-in-one installation file by Vincent Goulet, [Web]
- Zip download: Development version from github [zip]
- Git access: The current development branch of ESS is also available as eLisp source code via the version control system Git. To download it to a local path a Git client has to be installed on your local system:
Git branch at GitHub: https://github.com/emacs-ess/ESS
Git Command: % git clone https://github.com/emacs-ess/ESS.git <local-path>
ESS - Emacs Speaks Statistics - Manual, Section 1.4
Rossini, A. J., Heiberger, R. M., Hornik, K., Maechler, M., Sparapani, R. A. and Eglen, S. J.
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