[R] How to remove an object that is loaded every time R is opened?

Chris Campbell ccampbell at mango-solutions.com
Wed Feb 29 17:48:42 CET 2012

Hi Jason

If you close an R session and save without choosing a filename, a file called .RData will be created. Open a new session and type getwd(). Then have a look in the named file with your folder options set to Show Hidden Files. Deleting or renaming this file should remove the imported object.

Hope this helps


Chris Campbell
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-----Original Message-----
From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Jason Love
Sent: 29 February 2012 15:10
To: r-help at r-project.org
Subject: [R] How to remove an object that is loaded every time R is opened?

Dear R users,
I'm a newbie and have another basic question that you guys can answer for me.
So, I've been noticing that an object (data frame) called "FossilFuel" is loaded as default when I first open up the R (see below).
I created this data frame a while ago which is a data set for tutorial and I don't need this any more.
I'm not sure why this happens and wonder if there is any way to remove this object.
Let me know.

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[1] "fossilfuel"

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