[R] question about working with workspaces

Patrick Burns pburns at pburns.seanet.com
Thu Oct 2 09:43:21 CEST 2008

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> Daniel Rabczenko wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> Two - I hope Simple questions about working with workspaces.
>> Is there a way to force R to start in "clean" workspace / avoid 
>> "previously
>> saved workspace restored"?
> Start with --no-restore.  (Start with --help for the full list of 
> command line options.)
>> When I load workspace"2" working in workspace"1" everything from "1" is
>> written into "2" is there a way to avoid it?

If I understand the question correctly, then the
answer is to use 'attach' rather than 'load'.  'load'
puts everything in the file into the global environment.
'attach' creates a new item in the search list containing
the objects in the file.

Patrick Burns
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> Nothing is written into 2 until you save the workspace. I think you 
> mean loading one workspace doesn't delete existing items.  That's 
> true.  You can use the rm() function first to delete the things you 
> don't want to keep.   Use rm(list=ls(all=TRUE)) to do that --- but use 
> it carefully, it's irreversible.
> Duncan Murdoch
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