[Rd] history function does not work correctly (PR#13645)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 8 09:06:42 CEST 2009

On Wed, 8 Apr 2009, jadler at alum.mit.edu wrote:

> Full_Name: Joseph Adler
> Version: 2.8.1
> OS: Mac OS X 10.5.6
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> According to the help file, the history() function is supposed to show recent
> command history. However, it does not do this in the current Mac OS X version.
> Instead, the history function appears to simply show the contents of the file
> ~/.Rhistory.

I believe you are refering to the R.app console, not R (the 
command-line interface).  In which case this is a problem in R.app, a 
separate project for which you are asked to send reports to the 
R-sig-mac list (see the posting guide under 'Platform-specific 

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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