[R] Setting .Rprofile for RStudio on a Windows 7 x64bit
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Mon Apr 17 00:13:17 CEST 2017
Um, tried help(.Rprofile) lately?
> On 17 Apr 2017, at 00:08 , Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
> On 17/04/17 08:46, John C Frain wrote:
>> The official documentation for these startup files can be obtained with
>> the command
> Minor point of order, Mr. Chairman. That should be:
> There is (as far as I know) no such function as "Help()". It is important to remember that R is case sensitive.
> Another point that is worthy of thought is "How in God's name would any beginner know or find out about the usage help(Startup)?" Unless they were explicitly told about it, in the manner which you just demonstrated. The usage gets a mention in "An Introduction to R" --- but I had to search for it.
> To me the word "startup" is not terribly intuitive. I would tend to search for "starting" rather than "startup", I think, but I'm not sure what the average beginner would search for. A search of "An Introduction to R" for "starting" gets seven or eight hits, one of which is relevant. So it all takes patience and persistence.
> Also note that "An Introduction to R" mostly uses the word "startup" (lower case "s") and only uses "Startup" twice. Note also that
> fails. You have to get that initial "S" right.
> This isn't a criticism of the documentation. I'm just pointing out that there are problems, mostly insoluble. Until some clever Johnny gets on with developing that mind_read() function referred to in fortune(182).
> Rolf Turner
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