[R] using R under windows

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed Nov 20 22:49:38 CET 2002

Dear Bill,

At 03:43 PM 11/20/2002 -0500, Simpson, William wrote:
>I am used to using R under unix. I have a problem with R under Windows-2000:
>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

When saving the file under Notepad, change the file type to "All files" so 
that Notepad doesn't screw with the extension. Alternatively, you could use 
a better editor, such as WinEdt or Emacs (there's information on the R 
website at <http://cran.r-project.org/other-software.html>).


John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4
email: jfox at mcmaster.ca
phone: 905-525-9140x23604
web: www.socsci.mcmaster.ca/jfox

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