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.RDATA File Extension

File TypeR Workspace File

DeveloperThe R Project for Statistical Computing
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CategoryData Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is an RDATA file?

File created by R, a statistical computation and graphing program developed by The R Project for Statistical Computing; saves a workspace, which includes the function and value objects created during an open session in R; used for storing a working environment that can be extended or modified later.

More Information

An example object that can be stored in a workspace is a values list such as my_numbers <- n(1,2,3,4,5), which is a numeric values list.

NOTE: R does not show a list of previously created objects when you reopen a workspace. However, you can use the ls or objects commands to display the list of objects. Additionally, another software based on R called RStudio shows the object list in a workspace panel.

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Updated 6/11/2015

About RDATA Files

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