[ACCEPTED]-How to install a Emacs plugin (many times it's a .el file) on Windows platform?-installation

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After placing it, say myplugin.el to your ~/.emacs.d/ directory, add 8 the following in your .emacs file:

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/")
(load "myplugin.el")

Also, in many 7 cases you would need the following instead 6 of the second line:

(require 'myplugin)

In any case, you should 5 consult the documentation of the package 4 you are trying to install on which one you 3 should use.

If you are unsure where your 2 ~ directory is, you may see it by typing 1 C-x d ~/ and pressing Enter.

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As already stated, you'll need the location 11 of the file to be in Emacs' load path.

Read 10 the comments at the top of the file to see 9 if it has any particular installation or 8 usage instructions. Authors often provide 7 this information, and there isn't one single 6 correct way to do it, so it's sensible to 5 look.

Failing that, if the file contains 4 a (provide 'some-name) line (typically at the end of the file), then 3 you would be expected to use (require 'some-name) to load it.

You 2 may also wish to byte-compile the library 1 for speed (but that's a different question).

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Many times, an emacs plugin will consist 14 of a directory of elisp files that need 13 to be accessible from the load path. A simple 12 way to ensure that all individual elisp 11 files as well as subdirectories of elisp 10 files are included in the load path and 9 accessible is to do something similar to 8 the following:

  1. Create a directory called ~/.emacs.d/site-lisp.
  2. Install any single elisp files in the ~/.emacs.d/site-lisp directory.
  3. Install any packages that consist of multiple elisp files in a subdirectory under your ~/.emacs.d/site-lisp directory.
  4. Add the following code to 7 your ~/.emacs file to ensure that Emacs 6 "sees" all the elisp files that you have 5 installed:

    (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/site-lisp")
    (progn (cd "~/.emacs.d/site-lisp")

This will ensure that all elisp 4 files that are located either in either 3 the ~/.emacs.d/site-lisp directory or in 2 a subdirectory under that directory are 1 accessible.

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Some supplementary information: MATLAB.el 4 comes from http://matlab-emacs.sourceforge.net/

On windows, use the load path 3 that looks like this:

(add-to-list 'load-path' "C:\\Dropbox\\Portable\\emacs\\matlab-emacs")

If you want FULL MATLAB 2 functionality you should use:

;;MATLAB Mode:
(add-to-list 'load-path' "C:\\Dropbox\\Portable\\emacs\\matlab-emacs")
(require 'matlab-load)

if you just 1 want to edit text files:

;;MATLAB Mode:
(add-to-list 'load-path' "C:\\Dropbox\\Portable\\emacs\\matlab-emacs")
(autoload 'matlab-mode "matlab" "Enter MATLAB mode." t)
(setq auto-mode-alist (cons '("\\.m\\'" . matlab-mode) auto-mode-alist))
(autoload 'matlab-shell "matlab" "Interactive MATLAB mode." t)

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