[R] Save/Display R Work

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 19 08:18:43 CEST 2001

On Wed, 19 Sep 2001, Ko-Kang Kevin Wang wrote:

> Hi,
> I was tutoring in the lab when a student asked me this question.
> Is it possible to save the work done in R, then source it back in AND
> display all the work within R later?  I know that one can save the history
> (i.e. all the codes in a session) in *.R format, then source it back in at
> a later stage.  However the historical codes will not be displayed within
> R, only the line source(...) is displayed.
> I suggested the student to use notepad (or equivalent) to do the
> codes.  However I'm interested to know if there are ways to display the
> history (method other than Display File under the File menu) in R (Windows
> version).

Effectively the same thing is done by the history() command (all versions
which can save the history, which is all but Unix without readline, AFAIK).

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