[R] .R Directory in Win ver 1.3.0 [forwarded]
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jul 4 09:47:21 CEST 2001
On Wed, 4 Jul 2001, M. Shiham Adam wrote:
> [ Unfortunately,
> yet another person (or rather Micro$oft Outlook configuration?),
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> rather than the mailing list... MM ]
> From: "M. Shiham Adam" <msadam at soest.hawaii.edu>
> To: <owner-r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> Subject: .R Directory in Win ver 1.3.0
> Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 12:42:42 -1000
> Dear R user,
> I am a neophyte user of R
> when I installed Windows version. R 1.3.0 an additional directory <.R> was
> created which has only <help.db> file. I do not recall having this directory
> in the previous version. What is the significance of this directory? Are
It *was* used in earlier versions.
> these the help files? Can someone please explain this to me.
It is for internal use by help.search(). (Try ?help.search for an fuller
explnation.) You can delete it: it will be re-created in every R session in
which it is needed.
Using names beginning with `.' is a Unix convention for files/directories
which are not for use by the end users. Just ignore them.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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