[R-SIG-Mac] A problem with loading .Rhistory using R.app

Rob J Goedman goedman at mac.com
Thu May 5 01:34:43 CEST 2005

Thanks Jorge,

I'll look into that. Looks like it reads the history file before  
setting the working dir
(after drag&drop or open ...).


On May 4, 2005, at 1:56 PM, Jorge Ahumada wrote:

> Hello,
> I think there is a bug in the R.app (COCOA GUI v. 1.10) when  
> loading history files. In the preferences there is an option to  
> load history files by typing the name of the file. So instead of  
> putting in here ~/.Rhistory (I understand that would load the  
> history file in the home directory) I use .Rhistory since I have  
> several workspaces spread through my hard drive. However when  
> dropping a directory directly into R.app or tipying 'open -a R.app  
> mydirectory' IT ALWAYS loads ~/.Rhistory.  If you type loadhistory 
> () things don't change. This DOES NOT happen if R is started from  
> the terminal (the correct .Rhistory file is loaded always).
> thanks,
> Jorge
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