R-alpha: A Couple of Queries

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@kubism.ku.dk
15 May 1997 11:04:51 +0200

Ross Ihaka <ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz> writes:

> Would anyone be seriously inconvenienced if old data files could not
> be restored?  (Its not hard to build in compatibility, it would just
> take time which could be spend elsewhere).

I think the time would be well spent. Of course few people as of now
will have important data (only) in .RData format, and those that do
are probably clueful enough to save them in portable format before
upgrading. That situation won't last long, I suspect, (perhaps student
labs are *already* a problem?) and this might not be the last change
of the file format, so making sure that the program structure allows
loading of different file format revisions is likely to be useful

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