[R-SIG-Mac] History problems with R.app GUI 1.20

Rob J Goedman goedman at mac.com
Mon Jul 9 16:27:41 CEST 2007


What are your preference settings for history (Startup preferences)  
under R.app?
By selecting the 'cleanup history entries' the extra lines should  

R.app history is kind of a superset R history in that it does handle  
multiple line
history, but unfortunately that means you cannot easily go back from  
to R (the other way should be no problem).


On Jul 6, 2007, at 6:56 AM, Vili Lehdonvirta wrote:

> Hi!
> In short, I am experiencing the same problems as this poster:
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2006-March/102264.html
> I am using R 2.5.1 GUI 1.20 (4535) installed from a binary under OS X
> 10.4.10.
> More verbosely:
> I installed R 2.5.0 on this machine two weeks ago, played around with
> it a little, and installed packages tm and Rstem. I also
> unsuccessfully attempted to install ttda. Today I returned to R with
> the intention of continuing from where I left off. Workspace objects
> were there, but the command history only contained a couple of dozen
> entries from my first session, the last entry being "library
> (ttda)" (after which I probably quit that particular session). I
> noted that new commands were being added to the history drawer, but
> not written to .Rhistory upon exit. However, .Rhistory was touched
> every time (timestamp updated).
> I proceeded to uninstall R 2.5.0 by removing /Applications/R.app, /
> Library/Frameworks/R.framework, ~/.RData, ~/.Rhistory and ~/Library/
> Preferences/org.R-project.R.plist. I then installed R 2.5.1 without
> the additional packages, but the same problem persisted. I
> experimented with the "Save History" and "Load History" buttons with
> the same results as the poster referenced above. The history files
> produced this way look like this:
> $ cat h.history
> ls()#
> summary(x)#
> rm(x)#
> $
> I then uninstalled, rebooted, re-installed again, and ran a short
> session. This time, the session history was saved successfully upon
> exit. However, in subsequent sessions the problem reappeared. I tried
> deleting org.R-project.R.plist but this had no effect.
> The text based interface invoked from Terminal seems to work properly
> and the GUI successfully loads the history produced by the text based
> interface.
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
> -- Vili Lehdonvirta
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