Re: [Rd] Error in Windows Vista, saving workspace...

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:05:46 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 15 Oct 2007, Filipe Santos wrote:

> I just did a standard installation of R in my computer.
>
> What I was trying here is to call attention that Windows Vista doesn't allow
> normal users to write on the R default installation directory. Instead, the
> information about configuration files ( and in this case .RDataTmp )
> shouldn't they be stored in Username/AppData/Local ?

It does if the user installs R. Note the advice in the rw-FAQ to set up a shortcut with an appropriate working directory, which it seems you did not do.

There is nothing new about Vista here: all NT-based versions of Windows did the same thing.

>
> Filipe Santos
>
> On Friday 12 October 2007 19:03:18 you wrote:
>> Do you have write permissions in the current working directory? I guess
>> not.
>>
>> Uwe Ligges
>>
>> Filipe Santos wrote:
>>> Dear all...
>>>
>>> I'm using R 2.6.0 in windows Vista. And I got the following error:
>>>> quit()
>>>
>>> Save workspace image? [y/n/c]: y
>>> Error in gzfile(file,"wb"): unable to open connection
>>> In addiction: Warning message:
>>> In gzfile(file, "wb") : cannot open compressed file '.RDataTmp'
>>>
>>> This happens in both in RGui and Rterm
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Filipe Santos
>>>
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