[R] Prompt / Console problem

Roger D. Peng rpeng at jhsph.edu
Tue Feb 3 19:39:03 CET 2004

The features you are looking for are provided to R by the 
readline library.  Most likely, your version of R was not 
built with readline support.

On some Linux distributions with package management systems 
(I'm not sure about Mandrake), you sometimes need to install 
a package named readline-devel or something like that (the 
development version of the library) before compiling R.


Laetitia Marisa wrote:
> Hi,
> I have R installed under a Mandrake linux system and I don't have shell 
> utilities any more under my R console such as completion when writing a 
> file path, back and forth in the history, bindkeys... Moreover when I 
> quit R by saving, no .Rhistory file is created while the .Rdata is. I 
> don't get how this work, I thought it was based on the user unix shell 
> but it does not seem.
> Any ideas??
> Thanks for you help,
> Laetitia.
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