[R-SIG-Mac] opening multiple R sessions w/ R.app

Kenneth Knoblauch ken.knoblauch at inserm.fr
Fri Apr 11 17:31:02 CEST 2008


I just saw this on http://www.macosxhints.com/ and it seems
to work OK with R.  If you want to open multiple sessions of
the R GUI, you can run from terminal,

open -n /Applications/R.app

I know that you could always run multiple R sessions using
the terminal, but I thought that you could only have one
R.app running for a given R.app.

I would be curious if there are any down sides to this;
any reasons to proscribe it.

Ken Knoblauch
Inserm U846
Institut Cellule Souche et Cerveau
Département Neurosciences Intégratives
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