Re: [R] Saving a workspace with "extras"?

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Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 15:48:10 +0100


Thanks for the pointers. Although the functions were indeed loaded with a source() call... I'll recheck the behaviour and see if I get this to work how I want it.

thanks again!


Quoting Sarah Goslee <>:

> Functions you've loaded using source() should be saved.
> For loading packages automatically, create a function called
> .First and save it in that workspace. Anything in that function
> will be carried out when the workspace is loaded.
> Sarah
> On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 10:27 AM, <> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I hope there's a simple way to achieve what I want, but I haven't found the
>> way.
>> I do microarray analysis using R and a number of packages as well as some
>> functions created my myself.
>> When I save the workspace, it saves all the data structures, that's great...
>> But when I click (I'm on Windows XP, if it matters) on teh resulting .RData
>> file, I have to reload the functions I made, as well as the relevant
>> packages. It is not really a big deal, but sometimes I want to give a
>> colleague something I'm working on, and it would be a lot easier to just
>> give the .RData file, without adding the extras. Especially when it comes to
>> my own functions. I was hoping they'd be saved, because I see them listed
>> after 'ls()' but they're not.
>> I'm starting to suspect that this is another reason why people build
>> packages... but it seems a bit involved, especially in Windows. I was shown
>> how to do it in Linux and it wasn't painful, but in Windows... ouch. Tried
>> and failed repeatedly. Gave up.
>> Any comments appreciated!
>> Jose
> --
> Sarah Goslee

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