[R] A bug (?) in Rgui Configuration Editor (buffer lines) in R1.2.0 for Windows (Rgui.exe)

Akio Sone a.sone at worldnet.att.net
Tue Dec 19 04:29:48 CET 2000

Dear R users:

Today (December 18th) I downloaded R1.2.0 for Windows from


and then invoked its Rgui.exe to change its gui configuration. After I set
new values in Rgui configuration Editor frame and saved the set of new
parameters as a "Rconsole" file, then I re-started Rgui and R issued an
error message concerning the buffer-line-value  in the Rconsole file.   When
I looked into the Rconsole file, R seemed to complain about the following
parameter-value setting:

bufiles = 8192

At first I thought this was a value-side problem, but after several
unsuccessful trials, I came to suspect that the name of the parameter, i.e.,
"bufiles," might be wrong and changed it to "buflines."  Then R no longer
issued the above mentioned warning.

Is this some coding bug or something special for my case?


Akio Sone, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard-MIT Data Center
M-32 Littauer Center, North Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

e-mail: asone at latte.harvard.edu

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