[R] Reset R to a vanilla state

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Dec 16 16:10:17 CET 2010

On Dec 16, 2010, at 10:01 AM, jim holtman wrote:

> exit from the current session and startup a new one.

Possibly with an additional step of deleting .Rdata from the working  

> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 9:12 AM, Holger Hoefling  
> <hhoeflin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I need some help with R. I am looking for a function that puts R  
>> back into a
>> vanilla state (exactly the same when I just started it).  
>> Specifically I want
>> all objects in the workspace removed and all non-base packages  
>> detached and
>> unloaded; all base packages that are loaded on startup should  
>> remain loaded
>> (and preferably a .Rprofile executed as well). It would also be  
>> good if all
>> the options would be reset (but that is not strictly necessary).
>> Thank you very much for your help.
>> Best
>> Holger Hoefling
> -- 
> Jim Holtman
> Data Munger Guru

David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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