[R] using R under windows

Jeff Gentry jgentry at jimmy.harvard.edu
Wed Nov 20 22:22:29 CET 2002

> Suppose I have a is a plain text file code.r full of R code that I want to
> source into R. My problem is that Windows invisibly tacks ".txt" onto the
> end of the filename (the name looks like code.r but it is really
> code.r.txt). How to get windows to both allow me to call it code.r (for
> real! Not code.r.txt) and to edit it as a text file by default (say with
> Notepad)?

I believe under the 'save as' menu, if you select file type to be 'all
files', Windows will not try to outsmart the user w/ the selection of file


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