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

Rob J Goedman goedman at mac.com
Mon Mar 7 04:33:36 CET 2005

Hi Phredd,

Although it took a while, the most recent versions of R.app, obtainable 
from Simon's
site for nightly builds ( http://www.rosuda.org/R/nightly/ ), does 
create .Rhistory
compatible files. It also allows you to save and load from the history 

Again, I apologize it took this long, but hopefully this helps.

Any feedback if/how this helps/works in your example is very welcome.


On Jan 20, 2005, at 2:47 PM, stefano iacus wrote:

> Hi,
> 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 
> files.
> 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.
> stefano
> 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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