[R] Cross-platform compatibility with R?

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Sep 9 18:31:13 CEST 2003

Joseph Ortiz <jortiz at kent.edu> writes:

> I tried to use tar to archive my directories and binary .Rdata files
> and simply extract them to a new machine. This works fine going from
> one OSX machine to another, but does not work going from OSX to Linux,
> presumably due to binary file or directory incompatibilities.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for a work around to this problem?

It should work to move .Rdata files (the format is platform
independent), just watch out that the R versions are compatible (or
read the documentation for save() to see how to generate
back-compatible files).

This could be a bug, but what are the precise symptoms then?

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