[R] RGui: windows-record and command history

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 16:29:08 CET 2006

On 3/23/06, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> On 3/23/2006 7:35 AM, Thomas Steiner wrote:
> > a) How can I set the recording of all windows()-history forever to
> > "true"? I want something like windows(record = TRUE) but not just for
> > the window that opens then, but for all windows I will open ever.
> options(graphics.record=TRUE)
> will make that happen for the rest of the session.  To really make it
> happen forever, you need to put this line in your Rprofile (see
> ?Rprofile for where that comes from).
> Watch out though:  the graphics history is stored in your current
> workspace in memory, and it can get big.  You might find you're running
> out of memory if you store everything, and you'll find your .RData files
> quite large if you save your workspace.
> On my todo list (but not for 2.3.0) is the possibility of setting a
> default history length, perhaps defaulting to saving the last 2 or 3
> pages.

Would it be feasible to have history on disk or perhaps the last
m in memory and the last n (possibly Inf) on disk?

Is your todo list published anywhere?

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