“Error in editor” using swirl in R Studio.

“Error in editor” using swirl in R Studio.

When R Studio is running the swirl package and the swirl tutorial attempts to open an editor containing a code snippet, the following error is displayed and swirl will exit.

Error in editor(file = file, title = title) :
argument "name" is missing, with no default

| Leaving swirl now. Type swirl() to resume.

Before you restart the swirl tutorial type the following command at the prompt.

options(editor = "internal")
Now when you restart the tutorial the editor will be opened correctly.

Note that if you re-set the R Session (or restart R Studio) you will need to re-run the options command.

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