history() on R doesn't work

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Oct 11 16:28:25 CEST 2004

>>>>> "AndyL" == Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw at merck.com>
>>>>>     on Fri, 8 Oct 2004 06:20:52 -0400 writes:

    AndyL> If I'm not mistaken, ESS runs R with --no-readline,
    AndyL> so there's no history to save by savehistory().  You
    AndyL> should save the session transcript and clean out the
    AndyL> output part.  (There's an ESS function for doing that.)

yes, yes, yes.

    AndyL> Andy

    >> From: Meinhard Ploner
    >> Hi!
    >> On my Mac OS X, I called from emacs/ESS R 1.9.1 by M-x R.
    >> This works fine, but calling
    >> > history()
    >> Error in savehistory(file) : no history available to save
    >> I get the this error message.
    >> Why?
    >> Thanks,
    >> Meinhard

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