[R] .Rdata files -- fortune?

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Thu Mar 12 22:19:33 CET 2015

I was positive I knew WTF I was doing until you set me straight, Rolf. ;-)
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On March 12, 2015 1:37:27 PM PDT, Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
>On 12/03/15 19:38, PIKAL Petr wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 09:00:15AM -0400, Prof J C Nash (U30A)
>>> Personally I think that auto saving / restoring workspaces should be
>>> reviewed, as it can, in practice, make it harder for people to
>>> their work in a self-contained and reproducible way.
>> If this is considered I would beg for addind an option to keep
>> autosave work for those who have different approach. If you keep the
>> paradigm one project = one separate directory there shall be no
>> problem with autosaving as you have only one Rdata file together with
>> exported pictures, pdfs, xls and doc files.
>> If you save history to separate files you can also easily keep track
>> of your work. If autosave is disabled and you could leave your
>> session without warning I bet that there would be hundereds of
>> questions similar to:
>> I worked whole day and after quitting R all my work is lost.
>*Very* well put.
>I very much advocate keeping the current system as-is.  There is
>at all wrong with .RData files as long as you understand the concept of
>"workspace" and "global environment" --- i.e. as long as you understand
>WTF you're doing.  And if you don't understand, you shouldn't be doing
>Rolf Turner

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