Re: [R] R gui problem for windows

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:30:54 +0000 (GMT)

On Wed, 23 Mar 2011, Feng Li wrote:

> Dear R,
> I rare use the standard R-gui on Windows. Yesterday I tried the latest
> stable release on Windows 7 and XP and found one thing interesting. Assume

You were asked in the posting guide (which clearly you have ignored as you sent HTML) to be accurate about your version information. We don't describe any version as 'latest stable'.

> currently I am running R code, say
>> example(plot)
> Then I click the "close window" button on the R main window. R asks me to
> save workspace image or not. Then I click "cancel". I suspect that my
> program "example(plot)" should continue but it is interrupted eventually.
> I would like to know the mechanism behind this and wonder whether this can
> be improved or not. It is a minor problem but I believe it can be very
> convenient for the window users especially when they are running time
> consuming simulations. What do you think?

How to run batch jobs on Windows is documented in the rw-FAQ (which the posting guide pointed you to). Rgui (sic) is not intended for batch jobs, and like all other Windows GUIs I have ever seen, closing the main windows terminates the process.

> Best,
> Feng
> --
> Feng Li
> Department of Statistics
> Stockholm University
> 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
> [[alternative HTML version deleted]]

> PLEASE do read the posting guide

That does mean you ....

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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