R-alpha: A Couple of Queries

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri, 16 May 1997 18:39:46 +0200

>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA writes:

> 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
> anyway.

Agreed.  I have a few .RData files, but I can live with recreating them.

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