Re: [R] how to explore contents of R data file from command line?

From: Vladimir Eremeev <>
Date: Mon 29 Jan 2007 - 12:51:17 GMT

Thank you, I have used this way already. I would like to avoid copying files, as I have asked before.

I have found one more solution in Windows.

Just typing inflow.RData (the file name) in command line and pressing enter runs Rgui, and it loads the file.
Then ls() and str() will give the insight of the file contents. When exiting from R, one needs to say "No" to the R's question about saving workspace image, as answering "Yes" deletes older .RData (default workspace image).

Henrique Dallazuanna wrote:

> You can try copy the file into another location and in the R:
> load(file.choose())
> ls()
> choose the file .RData
> On 29/01/07, Vladimir Eremeev <> wrote:

>> Dear all,
>> I have a directory with my research project, containing files
>> .RData
>> and
>> inflow.RData
>> I am just curious, is there any way to explore contents of
>> inflow.RDatafrom
>> command line without affecting .RData and
>> without copying inflow.RData to
>> another location?
>> I can see names and character attributes (of something in the file) in a
>> 3rd
>> party raw file viewer.
> Henrique Dallazuanna
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