[R] opening RDB files

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Thu Jul 21 18:41:20 CEST 2005

Emili Tortosa-Ausina wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've recently upgraded to R version 2.1.1 and when trying to inspect the 
> contents of many packages in the library (for instance library\MASS\R) I've 
> realized wordpad, or the notepad, won't open them since they have *.RDB and 
> *.RDX extensions which these editors cannot recognize.
> However, libraries in previous versions of R did not have these extensions 
> and I could inspect the contents of each package without any trouble.
> I've been searching for this thread but did not find it.

Well, these are the lazy loading databases which have been introduced in 
R-1.9.0, AFAIR. There is a corresponding article in R News.

Just download the source package in order to look at the code.

Uwe Ligges

> Thank you!
> Emili
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