R-alpha: batch

Jim Lindsey jlindsey@luc.ac.be
Thu, 27 Nov 1997 12:02:08 +0100 (MET)

There absolutely has to be a global option (environment or RProfile)
that allows creating the .RData in batch mode to be disabled. It is
not at all serious to expect that it be disabled in each batch file.
(On my complete system, I have creation of .RData in interactive mode
disabled by redefinition of q() in the global RProfile.)  Otherwise, R
will never be a serious tool for statistical work because of the
incorrect statistical analyses that stray unnoticed .RData files can
produce. If this control of options is not introduced into 0.60, I
shall have seriously reconsider whether I shall continue using R.
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