query for large object display

Ben Shoemaker shoemake at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Tue Jan 15 17:58:35 CET 2002

Yes, I'm using S, not SAS.  That was the type of answer I was expecting,
but thought I would give it a shot!  Thanks.


On 15 Jan 2002, A.J. Rossini wrote:

> >>>>> "BS" == Ben Shoemaker <shoemake at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov> writes:
>     BS> Hi,
>     BS> I use ESS version 5.1.19 in xemacs 20.4 and am very happy with
>     BS> it.  Occasionally, however, I type an object's name and forget
>     BS> to explore first if it's a large object.  If it is, it causes
>     BS> xemacs to freeze up, sometimes indefinitely while it's trying
>     BS> to dump all of the data to the buffer.  Is there a variable to
>     BS> set which would query yes/no (or simply refuse to do it) if
>     BS> the object is beyond a certain size?
> What statistical language?
> If S (or R), the answer is actually no, you would have to rewrite the
> S or R output routine ("print.default", or something like that) to go
> through a pager if the size (dimensions or memory usage) is greater
> than something.
> I've had reasonably okay luck with just hitting Ctl-G and Ctl-C often
> and rapidly to try to pause things.
> But it isn't perfect.
> Rodney's answer works well with SAS, I suspect (and with BUGS,
> Rodney?)
> best,
> -tony
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