[R] Conflict in .Rprofile documentation FAQ vs. Help?

From: MHH Stevens <hstevens_at_muohio.edu>
Date: Mon 15 Jan 2007 - 10:34:48 GMT


Hi folks,
I note that in the general FAQ's we have 7.25 Why did my .Rprofile stop working when I updated R?

Did you read the NEWS file? For functions that are not in the base package you need to specify the correct package namespace, since the code will be run before the packages are loaded. E.g.,

      ps.options(horizontal = FALSE)
      help.start()

needs to be

      grDevices::ps.options(horizontal = FALSE)
      utils::help.start()

yet in the Help file under start up, we have

# Example of .Rprofile
options(width=65, digits=5)
options(show.signif.stars=FALSE)
ps.options(horizontal=FALSE)

....

Is this a conflict?

-Hank

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