[R] .RData

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 22 10:18:20 CEST 2002

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Aboubakar Maitournam wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have a version 1.3.1 of R which is under Linux Redhat. I have worked
> with it without any problem.
> But now when I try to run R, I get the error message as follows :
> Error: an xdr real data read error occured
> Fatal error: unable to restore saved data in .RData

It means that the workspace .RData is corrupted or that you have a
disk-reading problem on your system.  It might be worth trying it again,
but if that fails there is no alternative that I know of to deleting
.RData (and your saved work is then lost).

R 1.3.1 is not very recent, and 1.4.x tries harder to ensure that the
saving process is safe.  However, many of us do not rely on saved
workspaces to store information precisely because they are so vulnerable.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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