[R-SIG-Mac] issues with browseEnv, drag & drop

Peter Dixon pdixon at ualberta.ca
Tue Mar 5 04:41:13 CET 2013

Hi - 

I'm not sure that this is precisely a Mac issue, but in a fresh install of R 2.15.2, I get the error:

Error in browseEnv(html = F) : could not find function "invsible"

whenever I open the workspace browser from the menu bar. This seems to be a typo on line 152 of browseEnv. If this is a bug, I can't understand why no one else has noticed; on the other hand, if this is a problem with my install or setup, I'm at a loss to understand what is wrong. Sample output below.

Also, the R for Mac FAQ says, "Drag and drop of a directory on the R.app icon while R.app is not running will start R.app and set the working directory. By default .RData and the history file (default name .Rapp.history) are fetched from this working directory." However, my tests don't seem to confirm this – the workspace is loaded but not the history file. Am I doing something wrong?

- Pete

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[R.app GUI 1.53 (6335) x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0]

[Workspace restored from /Users/pete/Library/Application Support/R/.RData]
[History restored from /Users/pete/Library/Application Support/R/.Rhistory]

Error in browseEnv(html = F) : could not find function "invsible"
Error in browseEnv(html = F) : could not find function "invsible"

> sessionInfo()
R version 2.15.2 (2012-10-26)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit)

[1] en_CA.UTF-8/en_CA.UTF-8/en_CA.UTF-8/C/en_CA.UTF-8/en_CA.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_2.15.2
Error in browseEnv(html = F) : could not find function "invsible"
Error in browseEnv(html = F) : could not find function "invsible"

Peter Dixon
Department of Psychology
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6G 2E9
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peter.dixon at ualberta.ca

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