[R] 2nd R console?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Mar 10 08:29:38 CET 2006
On Thu, 9 Mar 2006, Thomas Lumley wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Mar 2006, mark garey wrote:
>> hello all, i'm forwarding this question for a colleague.
>> "Is it possible to open a 2nd R Console?"
> The answer is probably "No", but since it isn't clear what your colleague
> means by "a 2nd R Console" or what OS this is, it's hard to be sure.
I would say the answer is almost certainly 'yes'. In all the cases I know
of if you launch 2 (or more) R consoles you will get separate R processes
with separate workspaces. The only problem I can envisage is that they
might share a working directory and so the last one shut down could
overwrite the workspace image and history saved from other consoles.
(But that is only a problem if you save your work that way, and I rarely
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