Useful hints to personalize Gnu R.

Most of you should know Gnu R, but only a few might heard about it’s .rc !

Just create the file .R.rc in your home directory, and R will parse it if you run it. Some useful annotations:

• There are to variables: .First and .Last . Assign a function to it and they are run at any start respectively quit of R.
• On most screens R utilizes the width not effectively, either there is to much space left blank on the right side or the terminal breaks lines such that the output isn't readable anymore: So define the number of characters that can be presented in one line of your terminal at the start of R.:
• It's of course possible to define functions that you often need. I've two screens with different width, so I created two functions that readjust the line width if I move the terminal from one screen to the other:

So here is a part of my .R.rc to give you an example: