[R] Requery: R 1.0.0 for Win95 and clipboard

Guido Masarotto guido at sirio.stat.unipd.it
Thu Mar 23 13:36:34 CET 2000

On Thu, Mar 23, 2000 at 03:22:39PM +1000, Ursula Kellett wrote:
> Noone answered so I guess this is not possible, but can anyone definitely put
> me out of my misery...
> 'I have just begun using R 1.0.0 for Win95. Can someone please tell me  how to
> put a data frame on the clipboard, and how to read data into a  data frame
> from the clipboard.'

  Only thing I now it is possible is to use 'scan'+paste.
  E.g., if the clipboard contains
  1 2 3
  4 5 6
  and if, in the RGui console, you type something like
  > x<-scan()
  then pasting the content of the clipboard (using, Ctrl-Y or the
  Edit|Paste menuitem or the Paste menu available with the mouse
  right button) and hitting <return>, let you to get the clipboard
  content in x,i.e.,
  > x
  [1] 1 2 3 4 5 6 
  Then, you have to transform x in a data frame, e.g., using something like
  > data.frame(matrix(x,2,3,byrow=T))
    X1 X2 X3
  1  1  2  3
  2  4  5  6

> Is this something that's planned? The clipboard seems pretty fundamental to
> Windows (and other OS?).

  What kind of functionality are you thinking about? Something like
  having 'read.table.from.clipboard' or something more advanced?

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