[R] Unable to start R due to error with tempdir()

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 28 21:50:37 CEST 2004

Take a look at your temporary dir, and see if you can clear it out.  
?tempdir tells you where it is.

On Mon, 28 Jun 2004, Michael Epstein wrote:

> Hello,
> I run R 1.9.1 on a Windows XP machine. In the last week, I have started to
> get the following error message (about 85% of the time) when I attempt to
> start R:
> "Fatal error: cannot find unused tempdir name"
> I get this message whether I attempt to start R in interactive or batch
> mode.
> Looking at the help-manual description of tempdir didn't provide me with
> any obvious clues to the problem. I also tried uninstalling and
> reinstalling R 1.9.1, but this was of no help to the problem either.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
> Best,
> Mike Epstein
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