[R] q() problem and more.

Steve Arthur sarthur at protogene.com
Tue Jul 11 22:22:03 CEST 2000


I started playing around with my workspace (see other e-mail for
background), by typing statements like, c <- c("hello world"), in other
words overwriting one of the objects I could not rm(), then I tried
rm()ing it and the object disappeared, then I was able the rm() other
objects I did not want, and the error message stopped appearing (I forget
what it was), and I was able to work on my function, and statistically it
works.  It is a very simple outlier detect test by Grubb.  Is there any
way to submit functions like these to the R development crew, I would
probably be a useful low-level test and much better than Dixon's test.  I
am going to work on the Grubb test for two outliers.  A good way to learn

Thanks for the help, I am not sure what happened there,


On Tue, 11 Jul 2000, Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Jul 2000, Steve Arthur wrote:
> >If that's not bad enough, even when I q() R and say I do not want to save
> >the current workspace and then re-enter R again I am greeting with the
> >same message in that workspace:
> >
> >Error in max(..., na.rm = na.rm) : invalid "mode" of argument     
> A wild guess: Do you have a .RData or .Rprofile file in the working
> directory or in the home directory?
> I would try starting R with
> R --no-init-file --no-restore
> and see what happens. If that does the trick, it was probably the case,
> and then you should go looking for them, renaming as necessary, and go on
> from there.
> Best,
> Kjetil

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