File Naming in S-Plus

Shelby McIntyre (
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 16:40:28 -0800

I have been very frustrated with the fact that S-Plus creates files
like "__6" instead of the name of the object such as "bblik". The
problem is that I want to move the file from one machine to another
and this can't be done cleanly with the numbered file names. I
can not figure out how to get S-Plus to save as "bblik" instead of
"__6". I have some files that are named such as "dmi.fd.800" and
I have imported some files from SAS via the File+Import approach.
Could any of this have any relevance to the problem. Why does
S-Plus use those psuedo number names anyway?