[R] vanilla session in R Gui or RStudio

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Fri Oct 23 01:13:46 CEST 2020

Have you looked into your .Rprofile file? Loading packages is not something R normally does without your telling it to do so, but many people forget that they have done so.

On October 22, 2020 3:47:04 PM PDT, Michael L Friendly <friendly using yorku.ca> wrote:
>[env: Windows, R 3.6.6]
>When I start R from the R Gui icon or from RStudio, I get a large
>number of packages loaded via a namespace. Not entirely clear where
>these come from.
>As a result, I often run into problems updating packages because
>something is already loaded.  How can start a new gui session with
>minimal packages loaded?
>> sessionInfo()
>R version 3.6.3 (2020-02-29)
>Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
>Running under: Windows 7 x64 (build 7601) Service Pack 1
>Matrix products: default
>[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252  LC_CTYPE=English_United
>[3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252 LC_NUMERIC=C                
>[5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252    
>attached base packages:
>[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base   
>loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>[1] statmod_1.4.34   xfun_0.18        tidyselect_1.1.0 reshape2_1.4.4  
>purrr_0.3.4      mitools_2.4     
>[7] splines_3.6.3    lattice_0.20-41  coefplot_1.2.6   carData_3.0-4   
>colorspace_1.4-1 vctrs_0.3.4     
>[13] generics_0.0.2   htmltools_0.5.0  yaml_2.2.1       survival_3.2-7 
> rlang_0.4.7      pillar_1.4.6    
>[19] nloptr_1.2.2.2   glue_1.4.2       DBI_1.1.0        lifecycle_0.2.0
> plyr_1.8.6       stringr_1.4.0   
>[25] effects_4.2-0    munsell_0.5.0    gtable_0.3.0     evaluate_0.14  
> knitr_1.30       fansi_0.4.1     
>[31] Rcpp_1.0.5       scales_1.1.1     useful_1.2.6     fs_1.4.2       
> lme4_1.1-23      packrat_0.5.0   
>[37] ggplot2_3.3.2    digest_0.6.25    stringi_1.4.6    insight_0.9.6  
> dplyr_1.0.2      survey_4.0      
>[43] grid_3.6.3       cli_2.1.0        tools_3.6.3      magrittr_1.5   
> tibble_3.0.4     crayon_1.3.4    
>[49] pkgconfig_2.0.3  ellipsis_0.3.1   MASS_7.3-53      Matrix_1.2-18  
> reprex_0.3.0     assertthat_0.2.1
>[55] minqa_1.2.4      rmarkdown_2.4    rstudioapi_0.11  R6_2.4.1       
> boot_1.3-25      nnet_7.3-14     
>[61] nlme_3.1-149     compiler_3.6.3  
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