[R] rw0632 makes stray .Rhistory orphans

Peter.Baker@ALG.VF.WAU.NL Peter.Baker at ALG.VF.WAU.NL
Tue Feb 23 14:14:17 CET 1999

On Tue Feb 23 12:09:08 1999,
Karl M. Syring <syring at pollux.edv.agrar.tu-muenchen.de> wrote:
>If you start Rterm/Rgui from the cmd (NT4.4) command line, the .Rhistory and
>.RData files are created/used in the current directory.
>I think, R should honor HOME or even the USERPROFILE variable.

Dear Karl

I think this would not prove to be very useful.

You can specify the startup directory in the shortcut to Rgui or write a two 
line batch file for Rterm if you need to (eg in R.bat put cd DIRNAME; Rterm %1 
%2 ...). 

I don't understand why you would want to put all your data in one 
file/directory in the first place. The reason I use directories is so that I 
can do different jobs in different directories and so the current method is 


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