[R] Suggestion: Re: Fatal error .RData

Henrik Bengtsson hb at stat.berkeley.edu
Thu Sep 18 16:55:17 CEST 2008

R-core, may I suggest that the error message returns the absolute path
(or even the relative path) and not just the filename/basename, e.g.

"Fatal error: unable to restore saved data in C:/Users/foo/.RData"


On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 6:41 AM, Green, Paul <pgreen at umich.edu> wrote:
> We are using R in our class. One student claims to
> be receiving the message
> "Fatal error: unable to restore saved data in .RData"
> 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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