[R] resetting the interpreter

Tamas Papp tpapp at axelero.hu
Wed Apr 21 11:10:00 CEST 2004


Sometimes I want to "reset" the R interpreter (as if I quit and
started it again, with everything starting from scratch).  The main
reason for this is when I expreriment with calculations, and later
form them into general functions, sometimes I forget to include
variables or reset some settings which I don't notice because they are
already set.  This causes problems during batch calculations, and a
lot of wasted time.

Currently I am using rm(list=ls()), but it only cleans up the
namespace.  Quitting and restarting is slow.  What I am looking for is
a function that resets the R interpreter without restarting it.

I did search the archives, but maybe I am using the wrong keywords:
reset gives me a lot of results.  I would appreciate any advice on
this, ie if there is no function to do this, how people cope with this



Tamás K. Papp
E-mail: tpapp at axelero.hu
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