Save and Load RData Workspace

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Question: Can I save my work in R Language?
Answer: R language facilitates saving one’s R work.

Question: How do you save work done in R?
Answer: All of the objects and functions that are created (your R workspace) can be saved in a file “.RData” by using the “save()” function or the “save.image()” function. It is important that when saving R work in a file, remember to include the “.RData” extension.

> save(file = "d:/filename.RData")
> save.image("d:/filename.RData")

Question: Is there an alternative to save workspace in R?
Answer: Yes! You can also save the workspace using the file menu. For this, click the File menu and then click Save Workspace. You will see the dialog box, browse to the folder where you want to save the file and provide the file name of your own choice.

Question: How one can access the saved work, while work is saved using “save.image()” function?
Answer: The “load()” function can be used to load a “.RData” file.

> load ("d:/filename.RData")

Question: Is there any other alternative to load the workspace in R?
Answer: The “.RData” files can be accessed through the file menu. To access the file click File and then load workspace. A dialog box will appear, browse to the folder where you saved the “.RData“file and click open.

Save and Load RData Workspace

Question: How do one can save all the commands that are used in an R session?
Answer: Saving R commands used in an R session means you want to save the history of your R session in an “.Rhistory” file by using the “history()” function. It is important to include the “.Rhistory” extension when saving the file at a different path.

> history("d:/filename.Rhistory")

Question: Can commands in the R session be saved through the File menu?
Answer: Yes, the command in the R session be saved through the file menu. For this click File and then save history. A dialog box will appear, browse to the folder where you want to save the file (that will contain R commands in a session) and provide the file name of your own choice.

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