[R] R session freezes when I try to save a new script

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Jun 15 13:23:45 CEST 2013

On 13-06-14 10:52 AM, anferg806 at aol.com wrote:
> All:
> Recently my R session freezes when I try to open a file or save a new script after I have run existing scripts.  The session freezes so that I can no longer click on any windows within the R session -- including other scripts that are open or the R console.  (I hear the "ding" sound when I try to click on anything.)  I have looked at the Task Manager on the computer and R is still running (and is still responsive according to the Task Manager), but I cannot do anything within R.  I have tried pressing Esc and that does not help.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!  I am using a 32 bit Windows 7 computer with 4gb ram and 250gb hard drive.
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

I have sometimes seen symptoms like that when an open file dialog gets 
hidden behind another window.  R is waiting for the dialog to complete, 
but since it is hidden, it never does.  Generally it pops up eventually; 
I'm not sure why it is allowed to be hidden at all.

Duncan Murdoch

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