[R] Closing R fails

john seers (IFR) john.seers at bbsrc.ac.uk
Thu Nov 9 14:46:09 CET 2006

Hi Gavin

Thanks for helping.

> Does R close properly if you invoke R with the --vanilla flag?

It sure does.

So, deleting .RData from my workspace seems to fix it more neatly. But,
of course, the problem come backs whenever I use R.utils. (Unless I
remember not to save my workspace).

A good improvement though.




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-----Original Message-----
From: Gavin Simpson [mailto:gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk] 
Sent: 09 November 2006 12:46
To: john seers (IFR)
Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [R] Closing R fails

On Thu, 2006-11-09 at 12:18 +0000, john seers (IFR) wrote:
>  Hello All
> I cannot close R easily:
> > 
> > q()
> Error in .Last() : could not find function "finalizeSession"
> > 
> This seems to have started after I used the R.utils package. If I load
> the R.utils package I can close R successfully. But I do not want to
> have to do this every time I run R.


Does R close properly if you invoke R with the --vanilla flag?

I forget the best way to do this in Windows, but editing the shortcut is
one way. Right click the R shortcut, find the Target, and add --vanilla
to the end of it. You might need to enclose the whole path and command
in " ", e.g.: "C:\R\R.exe --vanilla". If I've gotten this wrong then I'm
sure a Windows user will let us know.

Your problem may be related to R loading a previous session that you
saved when exiting, where you'd used R.utils, which expects to find
R.utils loaded and throws and error when you exit because it isn't.
Running R --vanilla will stop R automatically loading the saved R
session file .RData.



> Is there any way I can switch off /reverse this behaviour? (I have had
> look in the archives/documentation but cannot find a solution).
> Thanks for any help.
> John Seers

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