[R] how to get the 'starting directory'

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Mar 2 10:40:12 CET 2016

>>>>> MAURICE Jean <- externe <jean-externe.maurice at edf.fr>>
>>>>>     on Wed, 2 Mar 2016 08:50:50 +0000 writes:

    > The message with the bomb is R session .. see picture
    > Jean

    > De : jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us [mailto:jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us]
    > Envoyé : mercredi 2 mars 2016 09:10
    > À : MAURICE Jean - externe; petr.pikal at precheza.cz; r-help at r-project.org
    > Objet : Re: [R] how to get the 'starting directory'

    > I am guessing that it is RStudio that bombs... I have seen that bomb dialog from RStudio but never from R. However, this is not the RStudio support forum... you should be asking someone involved with that software.
    > --

    > x[DELETED ATTACHMENT Capture_bombe_R.PNG, PNG image]

Indeed, as Petr guessed correctly, this is what  Rstudio
produces for you.

and, indeed #2, Jean,  you (and many others!) should learn to
distinguish between R and  Rstudio+R ( or ESS+R or StatET+R ).

The more sophisticated these GUIs become, the more often we have
to make this distinction, unfortunately, as the price for
sophistication unfortunately is typically paid by more bugs.
This is not just the case for Rstudio but ESS as well (says a
long time ESS project maintainer).

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

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