[R] Console not found

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Fri Jul 29 15:47:45 CEST 2005

On 7/29/2005 8:01 AM, Manuel Schneider wrote:
> I played around with memory limits in R 2.1.0 under XP in order to be 
> able to work with large matrixes (3600x4100). Among several things I 
> tried was to alter console settings and saving them.
> Since then, I can't restart Rgui. It says several times 'Console not 
> found' with pieces of the text that usually appears in the console and 
> then crashes. Rterm.exe works fine.
> I've now unistalled R 2.1.0 and installed R 2.1.1 with no effect, still 
> console is not found.
> Any clues on this?

You have probably got something bad in your startup files.  See 
appendices B.1 and B.2 of the R-intro manual for all the details.  In 
summary, R looks in Renviron.site, Rprofile.site, .Rprofile, .RData and 
Rconsole for startup information.  (Where it looks is complicated; see 
the manual.) There are command line options to tell it to skip these; in 
particular, --vanilla tells it to skip all of them.

I'd guess your problem is with Rconsole, because that's where the 
console settings are normally saved.  Rename it to something else and 
your problems should go away.

Duncan Murdoch

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