[R] Setting .Rprofile for RStudio on a Windows 7 x64bit

Bruce Ratner PhD br at dmstat1.com
Sun Apr 16 23:55:12 CEST 2017

Dear John:
Thank you so much for your continued support. You are exceptional. 
I have followed everything you stated with no success. 
Prior to asking a question, I promise you my style is "to solve it myself."
I read everything on the web, and purchased and read $200 in books. 

I hate to repeat, but on the only three questions I ever submitted to R-help , since I started with R, I received several technical suggestions of what to do. 
Yet, Boris replied all three times with "read the manuals, go to websites, and stop spamming."
I'm sorry, but Boris' implies that I haven't done the basics and I want someone to just give me the answer to my question. 

Those who reply with positive suggestions vs. Boris who tells me that he's not going to do my due diligence - indicates Boris' condescending attitude. I don't know why he responds to my last two questions, given I politely informed him that I have done the basic reading, etc?

Regardless, you are professional, helpful, and very proper. 
Unfortunately, I don't think I will use R-help, in fear of Boris. 

Bruce Ratner PhD
The Significant Statistician™
Statistical Predictive Analytics -- www.DMSTAT1.com
Machine-Learning Data Mining -- www.GenIQ.net

> On Apr 16, 2017, at 4:46 PM, John C Frain <frainj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Bruce
> The official documentation for these startup files can be obtained with the command
> Help(Startup)
> at the R prompt or through search help in R studio.  I have used R in various versions of Windows and Linux using the console version of R and various IDEs including Rstudio and these have always worked as expected. Rstudio has no specific effect on the location or use of these files. Now, I only have access to PCs with windows 10 and can not check if there is any specific problem with windows 7.  I did use the startup files in earlier versions of windows and have no recollection of any problems. There are some peculiarities with Windows that you might check.
> Henrik has outlined some of the problems that may arise with file name extensions. Windows does not display extensions for file names with known extensions. Many windows programs add their file extension to files when they save them. I used to recommend to students that they configure windows explorer to display file extensions. This is relatively easy to do in Windows explorer in any version of windows. needless to say many students ignored this advice and later ran into problems.
> Windows may have problems saving files that start with a period. I use notepad++ as a general test editor. On my system notepad++ can save files whose names start with a period. The editor in Rstudio can also do so on my system. I do remember having problems with an earlier version of Windows.
> On windows 10  one must right click on the notepad++ or other editor icon and select run as administrator to edit a file in the Program Files directory.  I don't remember to what extent this applies to Windows 7.
> I have worked over the years with many people who were not native English speakers even though they spoke very good English. The tone of their interventions could sometimes cause problems. I think that the links that you were given would have gone some way to solving your problem. I don't think that the language used was intended to bully or cause offence. I still think that an apology is in order. If someone volunteers an answer look at its content rather than its brevity, tone or use of language. This list depends on volunteers and they should be thanked rather than maligned. 
> John C Frain
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>> On 16 April 2017 at 00:57, Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote:
>> Well, to be fair, .Rprofile is an R configuration file, so it was merely the subject line that was off-topic.
>> --
>> Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.
>> On April 15, 2017 4:24:06 PM PDT, Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
>> >On 16/04/17 07:57, BR_email wrote:
>> >> Boris:
>> >> As before, you assume that I, Bruce Ratner, just asks questions
>> >without
>> >> first trying it myself.
>> >> FYI: I purchased and read four RStudio books, as well as all the
>> >links I
>> >> found in the web.
>> >> I will not take your maligning me.
>> >> Please try to assist me, but do not bully me.
>> >> Bruce Ratner, Ph.D.
>> >
>> >Bruce, you are being preciously hypersensitive.  Boris's comment was
>> >completely appropriate and betrayed not the slightest trace of
>> >"bullying".  If you had indeed done your homework in the manner that
>> >Boris recommended you would had no need to clutter this mailing list
>> >with your (off-topic) question.
>> >
>> >cheers,
>> >
>> >Rolf Turner
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