Re: [R] Console not found

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Fri 29 Jul 2005 - 23:47:45 EST

On 7/29/2005 8:01 AM, Manuel Schneider wrote:
> I played around with memory limits in R 2.1.0 under XP in order to be
> able to work with large matrixes (3600x4100). Among several things I
> tried was to alter console settings and saving them.
> Since then, I can't restart Rgui. It says several times 'Console not
> found' with pieces of the text that usually appears in the console and
> then crashes. Rterm.exe works fine.
> I've now unistalled R 2.1.0 and installed R 2.1.1 with no effect, still
> console is not found.
> Any clues on this?

You have probably got something bad in your startup files. See appendices B.1 and B.2 of the R-intro manual for all the details. In summary, R looks in Renviron.site, Rprofile.site, .Rprofile, .RData and Rconsole for startup information. (Where it looks is complicated; see the manual.) There are command line options to tell it to skip these; in particular, --vanilla tells it to skip all of them.

I'd guess your problem is with Rconsole, because that's where the console settings are normally saved. Rename it to something else and your problems should go away.

Duncan Murdoch



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