[R] Fatal error: unable to restore saved data in .RData --- no package called 'nlme'

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Sep 23 11:50:09 CEST 2006

On Fri, 22 Sep 2006, michael papenfus wrote:

> I am using Windows XP and R 2.3.1.
> During my lastest session I updated my packages and now when I try to start
> R 2.3.1
> I get the following error message:
> Fatal error: unable to restore saved data in .RData in an error window and
> Error in loadNamespace(name): there is no package called 'nlme' in the R
> console.
> I had been using nlme and lme4 when I updated my packages.

Uh, oh, don't do that.  You cannot update a currently used package.

> I did a search on this error but unfortunatley I don't really understand the
> solution.
> I would like to continue using R and 'nlme'.

Find the file .RData in your R working directory, and rename it.
Start R, and run

load("whatever you renamed .RData to")

At the end of the session, save the workspace.

> Any suggestions,
> Mike
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