[R] Corrupt .RData

Alex Ploner ploner at stat.boku.ac.at
Mon Dec 10 15:14:39 CET 2001

I'm using R 1.3.1 on a Windows NT 4.0 machine. As you might
guess my machine crashes on me from time to time :-| So far,
forcing a reboot via the Taskmanager has worked reasonably
well: any open R session would enquire politely whether to
save, and do so if requested.

This time, it has not worked out. I get a 'Fatal Error:
unable to restore saved data in .RData' message and
R terminates. Trying to load the file via load() yields 
'Error in load: NewReadItem: unknown type 0' 

Apparently, the system shutdown has hurt the .RData file
somehow. Is there a way of restoring the information at
least partially without too much trouble? As is common
under these circumstances, I have been both working
extensively and not saving sufficiently on this .RData
recently. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.


Alexander Ploner
Applied Statistics
Univ. f. Agricultural Sciences
Gregor Mendel Str. 33
1180 Vienna, Austria, Europe
Tel.: +43-1-47654-5063
E-Mail: ploner at stat.boku.ac.at

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