[R] How do I reload sessions from a non-default directory in OS X?

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Dec 24 04:02:44 CET 2008

On Dec 23, 2008, at 5:18 PM, Bill McNeill (UW) wrote:

> i use the GUI version of R on OS X.  I launch it by double-clicking  
> on the R
> icon.  The process always starts in my home directory which means  
> that the
> only .RData file that is ever read in is the one in my home  
> directory.  I
> would instead like to have different R sessions saved in different
> directories, but I can't figure out how to do this.
> A workaround is to use the shell version of R and always change to the
> directory containing my saved session before launching, but I prefer  
> to use
> the GUI version.
> Is there a command to tell R to load a session from a particular  
> location?
> How do other people with Macs do this?


(It's not Mac-specific.)

If you want to clean out the workspace you could use:

rm( ls() )

You can also associate file types with your R.app.

David Winsemius
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