[Rd] Opening previous workspace in Windows (PR#2890) (fwd)

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 6 11:43:37 MEST 2003

Filing the response on R-bugs.

It's quite possible that uninstalling R will damage this, but I would have 
expected it to be removed entirely.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 09:36:18 +0100
From: Heather Turner <Heather.L.Turner at exeter.ac.uk>
To: Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: [Rd] Opening previous workspace in Windows (PR#2890)

On Thu, 1 May 2003 16:06:07 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time) Prof Brian D 
Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

> Could you please check the file associations. In Windows Explorer go to
> `File options | File types' and look at RDATA.  The `open' command 
> should
> be something like
> "c:\Program Files\R\rw1070\bin\RGui.exe" "%1"
> and the behaviour you report is what I would expect if the second pair 
> of
> quotes is missing.  (If perchance it is, that tells you how to repair
> this, although it would not tell us how it went wrong ....)

Your expectation was correct  - adding "%1" to the open command fixes 
the problem. 

I think it might have happened because I installed the new
version before uninstalling the old version - although the files were 
still associated with the new version so it's a bit odd that it was 
just the second part of the open command that was wrong. However, I 
didn't have the problem on my home computer (WinXP) when I uninstalled 
the old version first so I expect that's where I went wrong.

Thanks for the fix,


Mrs H L Turner
School of Mathematical Sciences
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Heather.L.Turner at exeter.ac.uk
Tel: (01392) 264465

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