[R] Unable to run RcmdrPlugin.survival using 3.2.2 with Windows 10

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Fri Sep 4 16:17:58 CEST 2015

This is a major point... do not make the mistake that you can "get by" using MSWord as a text editor because it actively changes your code in ways that make sense in a word processor but change code in ways that corrupt it.
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On September 4, 2015 7:09:29 AM PDT, jwd <jwd at surewest.net> wrote:
>On Fri, 4 Sep 2015 21:07:19 +1000
>"Joyaa Antares" <joyaa at goldcoastosteopathy.com.au> wrote:
>> Dear John,
>> Very many thanks.  Your hypothesis was completely correct - I did
>> save the workspace, and this is what created the problem.   As a
>> newbie, being part way through an "exercise", saving my workspace
>> intuitively seemed the right thing to do.   Clearly not!    So now,
>> before I closed R and Rcmdr, I copied and pasted from Rcmdr's script
>> file into a MS Word document, added a few comments (with preceding
>> #), and then closed without otherwise saving R's script, output,
>> workspace or markdown.  I hope this is reasonable practice. If not, I
>> would be grateful for guidance on this.
>> Once again, very many thanks.  Joyaa
>A potentially useful piece of advise is to avoid using MSWord as a text
>editor.  I don't use Rcmdr, but text files, particularly CSVs are
>extremely useful in R as data files.  Scripts should be pure text as
>well.  Word demands that you keep this in mind at all times.  It won't
>default to a simple text mode.  You can use notepad, which MS provides
>as a stopgap, though I would recommend a more capable programmer's text
>editor such as Notepad++, a very useful GPL-licensed text editor for
>Windows, which can be downloaded for free.    
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