[R-SIG-Mac] Re: History for R on Mac OS X?

stefano iacus stefano.iacus at unimi.it
Thu Jan 20 23:47:56 CET 2005

I'm forwarding this msg to R-sig-mac mailing list.
History is handled differently at the moment on the R GUI for Mac OS X.
We have in plan to allow for import/export of "traditional" history 
But, why don't you use a script? The history file is simply a script 
generated by R. You can simply rename .Rhistory to myscript.R and 
source() it in R. On the contrary, it is not that easy to save directly 
to an .Rhistory file from the R GUI at the moment.


btw: the R GUI for Mac OS X can handle multiple-line command history 
(and that's the reason why it is not compatible at the moment).

On Jan 20, 2005, at 11:24 PM, Phredd Groves wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to set up R for OS X 10.3 for a stats class and the 
> instructor
> has hit a snag with using it versus the command line version he's used 
> to.
> The GUI version creates a .Rhistory file, but does not actually use it.
> I know that history can be saved manually, but he needs an autosaved
> history since his instruction depends on that.
> Is this a feature that will be added to the OS X package for R in the
> near future?
> thank you,
> Phredd Groves

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