[R] Re: attaching something.RData in pos=1

Peter Perkins pperkins at ucsd.edu
Sat Oct 7 11:59:58 CEST 2000

in response to my own question from yesterday,

> i'd like to be able to attach() a file at pos=1 and edit its contents
> directly, then save() and detach() it

i hoked up some mods to the C and R source code of R 1.1.1 for unix.  it
obviously doesn't do exactly what i was used to from S, but it comes
sort of close, in that it keeps track of a "current working file"
(specified at startup and defaulting to .RData) in various ways and
allows one to easily switch CWF (while saving the old one
semi-automatically) without restarting.  this as opposed to loading
from a file and ending up with those objects merged with the current
set of objects.  seems to do what i need, anyway.

is this list the appropriate forum to suggest this sort of thing for a
future release?

- peter
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