[R] Adding .R to source file keeps R from reading it?

Henrik Bengtsson hb at stat.berkeley.edu
Fri Sep 22 02:35:46 CEST 2006

Hmm...  sounds like you're on Windows and have the Explorer setup such
that it is hiding file extensions.  You can try to use list.files()
from R to see if the files actually have file extension.

If this is your problem, open My Computer -> Tools -> Folder
Options... and select tab View.  Make sure that "Hide extensions for
known file types" is *NOT* selected.


On 9/21/06, John Tillinghast <tilling at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm updating the LMGene package from Bioconductor. "Writing R Extensions"
> suggests
> that all source files (the ones in the R directory) have a .R ending, so I
> added it to the (one) source file.
> The next time I installed and ran R, R didn't understand any of the
> functions.
> I tried various things and eventually went back to the file and dropped the
> .R ending, installed, ran R. It worked!
> For purposes of distributing the package, do I want to leave the name
> without the .R, or add the .R and change something else?
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