[R] data files in R

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Mon Jul 15 16:56:22 CEST 2002

Did you install nlme in addition to downloading it? If you have 
installed it, then as you browse the help pages for various 
functions, such as lme(), you have no doubt noticed that many of the 
examples start with a command such as


This is how you access the data in files that have the .rda 
extension. Normally, to the best of my knowledge, the .R extension is 
for files that contain R code. Not data, but code.


At 10:21 AM +0200 7/15/02, E. Corda wrote:
>Dear all,
>I'm new in using R. I've downloaded nlme library in which data files, which
>can be found in 'DATA' folder, have .rda extension. On the other side, data
>files for the base software have .R extension. I succeeded in using .R data
>files with R but not .rda data files. I would be thankful for any help.
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