[R] .Rprofile, .Rfirst, and .Rdata

Henrik Bengtsson hb at maths.lth.se
Thu Feb 6 06:31:04 CET 2003

What do you have in .First() that you can not have directly in the
.Rprofile script? For example:

# ~/.Rprofile
cat("Running my .Rprofile...");
cat("Running my .Rprofile...done");

Henrik Bengtsson

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-admin at stat.math.ethz.ch 
> [mailto:r-help-admin at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of David Richmond
> Sent: den 6 februari 2003 13:57
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] .Rprofile, .Rfirst, and .Rdata
> Hi all,
> 	After a short hiatus away from R I have found that it's 
> changed a bit. 
> I used to keep a definition of .First in .Rprofile that did a 
> couple of 
> things on startup (load a couple of libraries). Now, I've discovered 
> that when I change the definition of .First in .Rprofile it doesn't 
> change anything when I start up, because .First is held over 
> in .Rdata 
> from the last session. The manual states that now .Rdata is loaded 
> last, as intended. My question is, how do I change what's in 
> .First (or 
> any other variable, for that matter), if .Rdata will always 
> override my 
> changes? (I'd prefer not to have to do it manually, and I'd prefer to 
> have all the other data preserved, rather than just leaving 
> out .Rdata)
> Dave R.
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