[R] R commander (Rcmdr) won't start [SOLVED]

Fox, John j|ox @end|ng |rom mcm@@ter@c@
Fri Dec 6 22:58:42 CET 2019

Dear Gabriele,

I'm glad that you were able to solve your problem. I spent a bit of time today updating my R from 3.6.0 to 3.6.1 and updating all R packages on Ubuntu, and, for what is now an obvious reason, I was unable to duplicate the problem.

Saving the .Rhistory file is benign but saving the R workspace at the end of a session in .RData can be problematic, and not just for the Rcmdr. You'll notice that while R makes saving the workspace the default (presumably to avoid inadvertent data loss, and in my opinion not a good default choice), the Rcmdr doesn't offer to save the R workspace when you select "File > Exit > From Commander and R" from the Rcmdr menus.


  John Fox, Professor Emeritus
  McMaster University
  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  Web: http::/socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox

> On Dec 6, 2019, at 1:38 PM, gabriele pallotti <bolognareggio using gmail.com> wrote:
> I managed to get Rcmdr working simply by deleting the .Rdata and .Rhistory
> file from the work directory. It is rather weird, as I thought they only
> contained data and settings, but probably some of these belonged to the
> older version of R/Rcmdr and were not compatible with the new version.
> I'll keep the old data files in a separate folder and try to open them as a
> workspace after launching Rcmdr, but I won't do it now as I need Rcmdr to
> work in the next days and I don't want to take any risks...
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