[R] R not loading

Peter Langfelder peter.langfelder at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 00:43:25 CEST 2013

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Barbour, Russell
<russell.barbour at yale.edu> wrote:
> I am  having a problem with  loading  R  on  my  64 bit  computer. It used to  load perfectly until I upgraded to  R 3.0.0 now it takes about 10 to  even 20 minutes ? Does anyone know how to remedy this problem?

Did R-3.0.0 ever load quick? A simple cause of a looong startup time
is if you have a huge .RData file that gets loaded every time you
start R. When you quit R, either do not save the session, or, if you
do, make sure your session does not contain huge data.

The .RData (and .Rhistory) files are saved in the current working
directory. If you run R from the terminal, it will be the directory
you are in when you start R. If you run GUI, the default directory
varies by system. Look for large files with the name .RData in your
home directory (or perhaps Documents) and if you find them, try
deleting or moving them somewhere else. Make sure that your file
browser displays files starting with a dot (.) which is not always the


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