R-alpha: Re: R-beta: R FAQ v0.60

Paul Gilbert pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 11:46:37 -0500

>However, keep in mind that in the long run, all R SOURCE files will need
>to have a `.R' extension (as of 0.60, this is already a must for data).

Does this mean that files like, for example, ../R/library/mva/R/mva should be
called ../R/library/mva/R/mva.R or does it mean that in R when I use source()
the file name must end in .R? If the latter is being suggested then I object
very strongly. While this is a useful convention it is not something which
should be forced. The programs I use which do this are a real pain. If S where
to do a similar thing (.S) then I would be forced to maintain a complete
duplicate set of files (or use links which is also a pain).

(I haven't got as far as loading my data, so I may report on that later.)

Paul Gilbert

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