[ESS] R is restoring "previously saved workspace" without me asking it to

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Mon Jun 16 23:23:23 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Mark Kimpel <mwkimpel at gmail.com> wrote:
> When initiating an instance of R from within ESS-emacs (most recent
> versions) a new behavior has appeared -- R begins with "[Previously
> saved workspace restored]". I haven't seen this before nor do I know
> how to turn it off. I never save R workspaces but frequently kill R by
> closing an emacs window.

> This is most likely something I inadvertently initiated but I'll be
> darned if I know how. Any thoughts on turning it off?

This behavior is not ESS-specific.  If there is a saved worksheet in
the directory where you start R and if you do not use the flag
--no-restore when starting R, it will restore the saved worksheet.
The simple fix is to remove the saved worksheet file, which is called
.RData under Linux.

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