[R] Passing a workspace file as argument

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 10 09:01:17 CEST 2001

On Thu, 10 May 2001, Victor Moreno wrote:

> What is the best way (if possible) to pass the name of a workspace file to R
> when it starts so it is loaded instead of .RData ?

Why do you want to do that?  R loads the .Rdata in the working directory,
the directory from which it is started, so just cd and then launch R.

> I would like to know this for Linux and windows version. For windows I would
> like to associate the .RData extension so doubleclicking the file starts R
> and loads it.

Then please submit a patch for that. (You could probably do this via a .bat
file.)  Drag-and-drop to a Desktop icon might be nice while you are at it,

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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