Re: [R] Startin R from .RData in linux

From: Marianne Promberger <>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 11:04:01 +0100

On 05/19/08 09:06, Agustin Lobo wrote:
> Hi!
> Is it possible to start R by clicking
> the .RData file in linux as in Windows?
> I've tried with ubuntu hardy using
> the right button and selecting R, but does
> not work. Is there any way to set it up?

You presumably need to associate the file type .RData with starting a terminal and then executing R in that terminal.

I'm using Xubuntu, so my file manager is Thunar, and if I right click on an .RData and select "use other application" then "custom command", then put in

xfterm4 -e R

this works.

On Ubuntu, your terminal is probably something else and may have different syntax. (gnome-terminal maybe? then man gnome-terminal in case the -e option doesn't work for you).


Marianne Promberger
Graduate student in Psychology

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