[R-SIG-Mac] R installation error caused by a bogus file.

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Feb 14 17:26:38 CET 2018

> On Feb 14, 2018, at 7:01 AM, Ossenbruggen, Paul <Paul.Ossenbruggen at unh.edu> wrote:
> I receive the following error whenever I restart R and reload R onto my computer:
> Error: object 'CF.mb' not found
> [R.app GUI 1.70 (7463) x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0]
> The object 'CF.mb’ file is a bogus file. In actually, it does not and should not exist and R should not attempting to load it.
> I suspect that I created it by mistake when I worked with RStudio in creating a R package called “CF”. Most likely I typed “CF.mb" instead of “CF.md.” The extension “.md” makes sense. It is extension for a Markdown file. “.mb” stands for some animation program extension, which I am not using. 
> QUESTION: How do I stop R from looking for this object?
> Apparently, R has saved a call to the 'CF.mb’  file somewhere in its memory. My guess if I erase this call, I will be running R the way it is designed.

Have you deleted your `.Rdata` file? It's an invisible file and you may need to use Terminal.app to remove it from you startup directory. Where exactly that might be depends on how Rstudio is configured.

David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

'Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.'   -Gehm's Corollary to Clarke's Third Law

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