[R] Odp: Fatal error .RData

Petr PIKAL petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Thu Sep 18 16:51:27 CEST 2008


r-help-bounces at r-project.org napsal dne 18.09.2008 15:41:07:

> We are using R in our class. One student claims to
> be receiving the message
> "Fatal error: unable to restore saved data in .RData"

I sometimes get such message when I save .RData with some nonstandard 
packages loaded and trying to open R with those packages not loaded. 
Especially when I work on one machine then save data transfer them on 
other machine.

Then it is worth to rename .Rdata, open R, load packages and open renamed 


> The student is working in a Windows environment with Vista
> using the precompiled binary distribution (R-2.7.2).
> After searching the R site and reading FAQs, I suggested
> the student find .RData in the working directory and delete it.
> The student claims this did not work so I recommended starting
> R from a command line with the --no-restore option.
> Has anyone had any experience with this? Does anyone know
> what may be causing this? This is the first time I have
> encountered this.
> Paul Green
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