[R] Help! R won't start

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 27 17:03:37 CEST 2003

Looks like you have saved an object with a namespace (the MASS namespace) 
as its environment.  There is not much documentation available about
such situations, but see


for a sketch.

I suspect you got that message last time you saved, and then you were 
surprised when you had forgotten the warning.

Have you got a modified version of a MASS function in there?

In any case, the advice still applies: the current MASS will load up mva
which is what is needed, so update.packages().

On Tue, 27 May 2003, Andrew Perrin wrote:

> Oops - I forgot. I get this message when I try to quit and save the data:
> > q()
> Save workspace image? [y/n/c]: y
> Warning messages:
> 1: namespaces may not be available when loading
> 2: names in persistent strings are currently ignored

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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