I am using Mathematica 8. I would like to read some RData files which I have received. I do not currently have an installation of R on the machine with Mathematica.

  • $\begingroup$ @Szabolcs He has version 8. $\endgroup$
    – halirutan
    Mar 22, 2013 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ This answer may possibly help, if you are on Windows. $\endgroup$ Mar 22, 2013 at 17:36

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Without RLink, which is part of version 9 and is not available in version 8, the easiest way is probably to install R and export the data in a format that Mathematica can read. This question should help you export the data from R.

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    $\begingroup$ I know that you asked for a solution without R, but I truly believe that the least effort solution is to install R and export in an alternate format. $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Mar 22, 2013 at 15:14
  • $\begingroup$ I agree, this seems the easiest way.+1. $\endgroup$ Mar 22, 2013 at 17:38

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