[R] Setting .Rprofile for RStudio on a Windows 7 x64bit
henrik.bengtsson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 17:12:02 CEST 2017
Did you try any of the troubleshooting I suggested? If you do that, I'm
99.99% certain it'll help you to resolve this.
On Apr 17, 2017 03:07, "Bruce Ratner PhD" <br at dmstat1.com> wrote:
When I launch Rstudio the effects of the Rprofile do not show, e.g., I want
the prompt to be "R> " instead of the default "> ". The former doesn't show.
Bruce Ratner PhD
The Significant Statistician™
Statistical Predictive Analytics -- www.DMSTAT1.com
Machine-Learning Data Mining -- www.GenIQ.net
> On Apr 16, 2017, at 7:34 PM, David Winsemius <dwinsemius at comcast.net>
>> On Apr 16, 2017, at 3:43 PM, BR_email <br at dmstat1.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for reply and suggestion.
>> Sorry, I am not sure how to assess.
>> The doc is too technical for me to understand.
>> I found multiple instructions online and in R and RStudio books.
>> I'm doing what it says, but no success.
> What is "it" and what is "lack of success"?
>> The instructions are simple as a-b-c, but some setting within the
Windows system must be the culprit.
> Although the RStudio page immediately below was done with a Mac, I
suspect there are similar selection panels and dialogs on the Windows
version of RStudio.
> When I look at the Windows installation advice I see near the top: "When
installing on a 64-bit version of Windows the options will include 32- or
64-bit versions of R (and the default is to install both)." So is it
possible that RStudio is looking at a different version of R than you
believe it should be, perhaps at the 32 bit R versus the 64 bit one? The
result at the beginning of this thread makes me think you got the 32-bit
one connected to RStudio.
> And I say again: I believe problems in configuring RStudio are off-topic
for Rhelp and you should have been searching or posting question either to
the RStudio support or StackOverflow. Looking at the responses to the
queries above and the ones found below, it appears to me that there are
RStudio-specific issues that go beyond what is in the `help(Startup)` or
equivalent `help(.Rprofile)` page. I gave an instance of an SO search
upthread and I offer another SO search:
> I thought that this one below had potentially useful information, but I
am not a Windows user (and you have not shown an inclination in offering a
complete description of your efforts at following that advice. At any rate
it would have been more appropriate to respond to the SO answers that were
ineffective or to post a question there with full description of your
efforts and content of your .Rprofile file and your current environment
>> Bruce Ratner, Ph.D.
>> The Significant Statistician™
>> (516) 791-3544
>> Statistical Predictive Analtyics -- www.DMSTAT1.com
>> Machine-Learning Data Mining and Modeling -- www.GenIQ.net
>> peter dalgaard wrote:
>>> 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
>>>>> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> Technical Editor ANZJS
>>>> Department of Statistics
>>>> University of Auckland
>>>> Phone: +64-9-373-7599 ext. 88276
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> David Winsemius
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