capture.output {utils}R Documentation

Send Output to a Character String or File

Description

Evaluates its arguments with the output being returned as a character string or sent to a file. Related to sink in the same way that with is related to attach.

Usage

capture.output(..., file = NULL, append = FALSE)

Arguments

...

Expressions to be evaluated.

file

A file name or a connection, or NULL to return the output as a character vector. If the connection is not open, it will be opened initially and closed on exit.

append

logical. If file a file name or unopened connection, append or overwrite?

Details

An attempt is made to write output as far as possible to file if there is an error in evaluating the expressions, but for file = NULL all output will be lost.

Value

A character string (if file = NULL), or invisible NULL.

See Also

sink, textConnection

Examples

require(stats)
glmout <- capture.output(example(glm))
glmout[1:5]
capture.output(1+1, 2+2)
capture.output({1+1; 2+2})
## Not run: 
## on Unix with enscript available
ps <- pipe("enscript -o tempout.ps","w")
capture.output(example(glm), file = ps)
close(ps)

## End(Not run)

[Package utils version 2.15.2 Index]