[ESS] R starts slowly in ESS

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu May 24 09:38:39 CEST 2007

>>>>> "RMH" == Richard M Heiberger <rmh at temple.edu>
>>>>>     on Thu, 24 May 2007 00:01:23 -0400 (EDT) writes:

    RMH> You have lots of objects.  Every object name in every
    RMH> attached package is inspected.

However, I had understood Georg claimed that the startup of R
inside ESS was slow  *only* when there was a saved .RData  to be

If that's the case, and as Georg shows, .RData only contains a
single object,  my explanation of the startup slowness is not

Georg can you confirm that "emacs -f R" is only slow when you
have a .RData in the current (working) directory and otherwise

{BTW: Rich what happened with your e-mail software?
      It doesn't respect (and copy) the usually invisible
      'References:' mail headers any more.
 ==> which breaks "threading" in my mail-reader.
 Is this the latest M$ attack against worldwide established
 software standards ???

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