[R] Help! R won't start

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at medanalytics.com
Tue May 27 16:04:02 CEST 2003

On Tue, 2003-05-27 at 08:49, Andrew Perrin wrote:
> Returning after the long weekend, I get the following:
> aperrin at perrin:~/afshome/papers/microcultures/R$ R
> R : Copyright 2003, The R Development Core Team
> Version 1.7.0  (2003-04-16)
> R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
> Type `license()' or `licence()' for distribution details.
> R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
> Type `contributors()' for more information.
> Type `demo()' for some demos, `help()' for on-line help, or
> `help.start()' for a HTML browser interface to help.
> Type `q()' to quit R.
> Error in get(x, envir, mode, inherits) : variable "biplot" was not found
> Fatal error: unable to restore saved data in .RData
> Any advice? The partition is mounted read/write.  This is R 1.7.0 under
> debian linux (kernel 2.4.20).
> Thanks!


Do you by chance have library(MASS) in your .Rprofile?

If so, change it to:

options(defaultPackages=c(getOption("defaultPackages"), "MASS"))

Include any other packages that you are loading in the c(...) arguments
after MASS.

That will resolve the issue.


Marc Schwartz

More information about the R-help mailing list