Re: [R] open .r files with double-click

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 07:29:18 -0400

On 08/06/2007 2:52 PM, wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> On Windows XP, R 2.5.0.
> After reading the Installation for Windows and Windows FAQs,
> I cannot resolve this.
> I set file types so that Rgui.exe will open .r files.
> When I try to open a .r file by double-clicking, R begins to launch,
> but I get an error message saying
> "Argument 'C:\Documents and Settings\Zoology\My Documents\trial.r' _ignored_"
> I click OK, and then R GUI opens, but not the script file.
> Is there a way to change this?

Not currently. See the appendix "Invoking R" of the Introduction manual for the current command line parameters, which don't include "open a script". This would be a reasonable addition, and I'll add it at some point, sooner if someone else comes up with a convincing argument for the "right" command line parameter to do this.

It would be better if clicking on a second script opened a new window in the same session, but that takes more work; not sure I'll get to this.

Duncan Murdoch mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Sat 09 Jun 2007 - 11:34:43 GMT

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