Re: [Rd] Saving nothing with save()

From: Barry Rowlingson <b.rowlingson_at_lancaster.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 09:29:29 +0000

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 6:40 PM, Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:

> I've now changed the patch to only warn and only in the case
> when the 'list' argument is missing(.).
>
> Martin

 Thanks Martin, that sounds great.

 This came about from a question on Stack Overflow, where a user was loading an R Data file and seemingly there was nothing in it, and there were no warnings. I suspected maybe there really was nothing in it, and discovered an easy way to create empty R Data files without really trying.

 Turns out her file was over 400k bytes long and once she reinstalled R [yikes] it loaded... What was the real problem? Well we never found out!

Barry



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