[R] help with "attach"

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Nov 9 17:19:06 CET 1998

"J. Andy Royle" <jar at oriole.er.usgs.gov> writes:

> Hello,
> I've been migrating my computing to R and have not had any major
> problems running old Splus programs in R.  However, the one thing
> I am missing is the ability to attach directories full of general
> utility functions from whereever I happen to fire up an R session.
> As a consequence, I find myself making many duplicate copies of
> these little general purpose functions by cutting and pasting 
> Splus function code.  In any case, this capability would seem to be 
> of fundamental importance and so I would guess that it can be done.
> I figured I could do something like attach("/home/royle/.RData"),
> but apparently not. Can someone help me with this?

You might want to do this in the form of an R package. Check
help(library) for the details. Or you could just source() them in
~/.RProfile (except that that would duplicate them into all of your
.RData files...).

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