[R] "attach" in R corr. to Spus one

Frank E Harrell Jr f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu
Wed Jun 9 08:00:20 CEST 2004

Petr Pikal wrote:
> Hallo
> On 9 Jun 2004 at 2:06, Utsav Boobna wrote:
>>    I am a newbie to R, just trying to switch from
>>Splus. I am wondering to know if there is any such
>>command in R as "attach" in Splus which can be used to
>>attach the full directory.
> I would recommend you to spent some time going through docummentation and 
> especially FAQs. 
> getwd and setwd for setting the working directory
> but in R objects are stored in one file .Rdata.

I prefer to control which objects are stored, and to use compression, by 
using save( ) and load( ), rather than using the .Rdata mechanism. 
save( ) can store one object or an entire series of objects in one .rda 


> OTOH in S+ objects are (were - I did not use it since quite a lot time) stored as 
> separate files.
> For attaching objects see
> ?attach
> Cheers
> Petr
>>Also, any idea/referrence about, how to load c
>>functions in R would be highly appreciated.
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> Petr Pikal
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Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chair           School of Medicine
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