What is a .RDATA File And How To Open It – The R Project for Statistical Computing (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .rdata extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .rdata file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .RDATA file?

The file extension .RDATA is R Workspace File. This file extension was developed by The R Project for Statistical Computing. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .rdata file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .RDATA file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .RDATA file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .RDATA file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .rdata file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Safe Software FME Desktop software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: R, RStudio and Safe Software FME Desktop.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RDATA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Safe Software FME Desktop software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .RDATA file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .rdata file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the RStudio software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is R and RStudio.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .RDATA file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the RStudio software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .RDATA file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .rdata file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the RStudio software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: R and RStudio.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .RDATA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the RStudio software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .RDATA file?

If you are still unable to open the .RDATA file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .RDATA file.rdb – EMC, .rdc – Clark Labs, .rdf – Resource Description Framework File, .rdf – ESRI, .rdf – Relux. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .RDATA file with the Safe Software FME Desktop, R, RStudio programs on Windows, RStudio, R programs on Mac and RStudio, R software on Linux.