[R] fix(fix)

Roger Koenker roger at ysidro.econ.uiuc.edu
Wed Aug 28 23:39:46 CEST 2002

About 2 percent of the time I use fix() to edit a function that is
sitting in .RData I get the response:

> fix(qss)
Error in edit(name, file, editor) : problem with running editor vi

when I try to close the editing session.  I used to think that these
were always cases where there was some syntactical error with the
edited file, but this is not the case.  I realize that one surefire
way to avoid this problem is to stop using fix()...but if there are
other suggestions, I would be happy to hear them.

This is solaris 2.8,  R1.5.0 with vi as the editor.

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