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

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .rhistory extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .rhistory file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .RHISTORY file?

The file extension .RHISTORY stands for R History File. This file extension belongs to the developer The R Project for Statistical Computing. This data related file is in text format.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .rhistory file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .RHISTORY file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is 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: Locating your .RHISTORY 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 RStudio software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .RHISTORY file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .rhistory file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need 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 .RHISTORY file

2. The second step is locating 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the RStudio software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .RHISTORY file on Linux

The .rhistory file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

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: Locate the .RHISTORY file

2. The second step is locating 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .RHISTORY file?

If you are still unable to open the .RHISTORY file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .RHISTORY file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .rhp – McNeel, .rhr – Engram, .rhtml – Ruby HTML Web Page, .ric – The LEGO Group, .ridl – Embarcadero. 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 .RHISTORY file with the RStudio, R programs on Windows, RStudio, R programs on Mac and RStudio, R software on Linux.