[R] loading edited functions already in saved workspace automatically

Ralf Goertz r_goertz at web.de
Fri May 5 15:44:50 CEST 2017

Am Fri, 05 May 2017 06:30:01 -0700
schrieb Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us>:

> The answer most people seem to use is to avoid depending on functions
> in RData files, and in particular avoiding ever saving the
> "automatic" ".RData" files at all. (Some people avoid using any RData
> files, but the automatic loading of functions by ".RData" files is a
> particularly pernicious source of evil as you have already
> discovered.)
> That is,  always work toward building scripts that you run to restore
> your workspace rather than depending on save files. Don't depend on
> save files to keep track of what you do interactively. This also
> usually means that there should be little if anything in
> your .Rprofile because that tends to build non-reproducibility into
> your scripts.

Hi Jeff,

thanks for your answer. Actually, I don't use the workspace saving
feature primarily for the data but for the command line history. Is
there a way to just save .Rhistory?


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