[R] PowerCut Killed R - is my code retrievable?

S Ellison S.Ellison at lgc.co.uk
Thu Aug 20 01:45:22 CEST 2009

>>> "Polwart Calum (County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust)"
<calum.polwart at nhs.net> 08/19/09 10:57 PM >>>
>is there a better way for the future? 
Use a text editor or something specific to R like Tinn-R and _save early
and often_. Even if your editor has an autosave. And use savePlot on
your graphs too, from within the code - don't save them manually from
the menus 'cos you won't remember which file was which plot.

That may sound like paranoia, but believe me - they really are out to
get you. 

Paranoia does have a brighter side, though; there is nothing quite like
being able to go back to the saved code and re-do the complete
statistical analysis from start to finish in about two minutes exactly
as originally carried out when your research colleagues tell you
cheerily that they found the typo in their raw data...


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