Re: [Rd] Show location of workspace image on quit?

From: Mathieu Ribatet <mathieu.ribatet_at_epfl.ch>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 14:46:03 +0200

I guess that having something like this
> q()
> Save workspace image (/home/me/workspace/.RData)? [y/n/c/e]:

where "e" means Editing the path should be clear enought, isn't it?

Best,
Mathieu

Le vendredi 05 juin 2009 à 14:36 +0200, Wacek Kusnierczyk a écrit :
> Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> > On 05/06/2009 7:53 AM, Barry Rowlingson wrote:
> >> When I quit R, it says:
> >>
> >> > q()
> >> Save workspace image? [y/n/c]:
> >>
> >> and since I've probably got 3 R sessions running in however many
> >> different directories and I might have jumped around with setwd() , I
> >> forget exactly where R wants to save its workspace image. So could q()
> >> be changed to say what file it is going to save to before it does?
> >>
> >> Currently I have to hit 'c', then do getcwd(), then quit again.
> >> Would something like
> >>
> >> > q()
> >> Save workspace image (/home/me/workspace/.RData)? [y/n/c]:
> >>
> >> be useful to anyone else? Just thought I'd ask before I dive into
> >> internals or wrap the q function for myself.
> >
> > That sounds like a great suggestion. I might word it as
> >
> > Save workspace to "/home/me/workspace/.RData"? [y/n/c]
>
> but then what would happen if you choose 'n'? i'd expect a prompt for
> another path -- and i'd suspect this is what others would expect, too.
> with the message as barry suggests, exiting without saving is the most
> natural thing, which is what happens in the current implementation.
>
> if you insist on your version, it would be better, i think, to change
> the behaviour, too.
>
>
> vQ
>
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