[R] "Source R code" via menu "File"

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 10 14:03:07 CEST 2005

On Tue, 10 May 2005, Dirk Enzmann wrote:

> If I use the first menu item "Source R code" of the menu "File" to call 
> "source()" by searching the *.r files in my directory interactively, a window 
> opens showing the active directory, but no files to choose (even if there are 
> files with the extension .r). If I start entering the the name of a file that 
> I know to be in the active directory, by entering a firt letter of the file 
> name a list of files beginning with this letter shows up - but not a list of 
> all files with the extension .r.
> This happens if I use R version 2.1.0 patched (2005-04-18) running under 
> Windows XP (German), the menu item is in German "Lese R Code ein". In 
> previous versions of R (e.g. version 2.0.1 patched (2004-11-17)) this never 
> happend, i.e. in older versions I could choose a file from a list of all 
> files with the extension .r in the current directory.
> What has changed? Is this specific to my configuration (of R or of Windows) 
> or is it a bug?

It is a bug in the translation support, and it is fixed in the current 
R-patched (and has been for some time).

> R: version 2.1.0 patched (2005-04-18)  (Which is the day 2.1.0 was 
released, so I would not treat that as preferably to the official 2.1.0.)
> Operating system: Windows XP (German)

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