.Rprofile results in corruption of .RData? (PR#346)

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
27 Nov 1999 12:22:18 +0100

rnassar@duke.edu writes:

> It could be that the following may be due to something wrong that I
> managed to do (I cannot think what...) but I submit this report in
> case it is something that you want to know about (I have solved the
> problem by removing .Rprofile as I describe below).

We've had a similar problem report before, but it was nearly
impossible to investigate because all there was to go on was the
corrupted .RData (which, incidentally was readable after changing the
error() in OffsetToNode to a warning(), something we should perhaps
make permanent?)

This could be an important lead on an elusive bug. Do you think that
you could provide a minimal set of instructions that reproduce the
situation? (As it stands, I cannot see whether it happens to you
because of a particular call in .Rprofile, because of a specific mix
of settings, or simply because .Rprofile has been called at all.)

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