Quit & Restart Clean R Session from within R (Example)


In this tutorial, I’ll illustrate how to close and restart a new R programming session from within RStudio in the R programming language.

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Example: Restart R Session Using .rs.restartR Function

The following R programming code explains how to quit and restart R in an automatized way by applying the .rs.restartR command. Have a look at the following R syntax:

.rs.restartR()       # Restart R session

After running the previous line of code, something like the following should appear in your RStudio console:

# Restarting R session...
# Microsoft R Open 3.5.3
# The enhanced R distribution from Microsoft
# Microsoft packages Copyright (C) 2019 Microsoft Corporation
# Using the Intel MKL for parallel mathematical computing (using 4 cores).
# Default CRAN mirror snapshot taken on 2019-04-15.
# See: https://mran.microsoft.com/.

Note that your environment will keep all data objects and add-on packages are still attached at this point.


Video & Further Resources

Do you want to learn more about restarting R automatically? Then I can recommend to have a look at the following video that I have published on my YouTube channel. I’m showing the R programming code of this article in the video.


The YouTube video will be added soon.


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