[R] Re: follow-up

Gregory R. Warnes warnes at biostat.washington.edu
Fri Jan 29 14:30:33 CET 1999

Mea Culpa.  I *used* to keep up with R, but have taken about 18 months
off.  It seems that more has changed than I suspected...

On Fri, 29 Jan 1999, Ross Ihaka wrote:

> 	From r-help-owner at stat.math.ethz.ch Fri Jan 29 13:40 NZD 1999
> 	Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 16:38:36 -0800 (PST)
> 	From: "Gregory R. Warnes" <warnes at biostat.washington.edu>
> 	To: royle at penguin.irm.r9.fws.gov
> 	cc: R comments <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> 	Subject: [R] Re: follow-up
> 	MIME-Version: 1.0
> 	.RData files are *not* machine-independent!  Thus, it doesn't mean the
> 	file is corrupted if it won't load on another machine.   
> Minor correction.  Under Unix we now use the XDR library (if available)
> to read and write the .RData files, and to that extent they are machine
> independent.  I happily move .RData files between Intel and SPARC with
> no problems.  If we could get a portable XDR (including windows and the
> Mac) we could really be machine independent.
> 	Ross

    Gregory R. Warnes          | It is high time that the ideal of success
warnes at biostat.washington.edu  |  be replaced by the ideal of service.
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