[R] reading .Rprofile at startup in R 2.0.0

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Nov 6 15:19:42 CET 2004

On Sat, 6 Nov 2004, Patrick Giraudoux wrote:

> Moving from R 1.9.1 to R 2.0.0 today, it happens that the "traditional"
> .RProfile (located in my home directory: C:\Documents and
> Settings\Giraudoux) is not read at startup with R 2.0.
> Any suggestion?

Do read the CHANGES file!  Probably that is a result of

   Changed search order for user home directory to use "My Documents"
   directory after HOME and before HOMEDRIVE/HOMEPATH.

To be sure, read the rw-FAQ (as the posting guide asks) Q2.12 and check 
the advice there.

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