[R] Session logging in Windows98?

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Nov 24 08:29:36 CET 2000

I despair of this!   There is a Select All menu on the File | Edit menu,
and on the console pop-up.  This is absolutely standard Windows behaviour,
as is the ability to drag a selection and the console scrolls.

One point: the `interaction buffer' I presume means the console screen
buffer.  That is of limited size, and the oldest history is purged if
necessary.  You can only save what is left.

On Thu, 23 Nov 2000, W. T. Woodard wrote:

> The suggested cut-and-paste requires laborious multiple
> cut-and-pastes  for long sessions extending over multiple screens.

For the record, that's completely incorrect.

>  Will the new 1.2.0 menu item permit dumping the entire
> interaction buffer to the clipboard, or only a single screen?

Neither.  It will save the whole console buffer, or whatever is
highlighted, to a *file*.

> On Wed, 22 Nov 2000, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:
> >With 1.1.1, use cut-and-paste.  With 1.2.0 there will be a menu item to do
> >so.
> On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, W. T. Woodard wrote:
> > I'd like to log all console I/O for an entire session while maintaining
> > normal console I/O. I'm working in Windows98, RGui, R1.1.1. The sink()
> > function is not the answer since it diverts output from the console. In
> the
> > RFAQ I see references to "...save the contents of the interaction buffer
> to
> > a file..." and in the R-Help Archive "...just save the console output...".
> > I guess I've missed something somewhere, so I'd appreciate it someone
> could

I think you missed the menus, although I find this incredible.
Now you know how to do cut-and-paste in Windows, I hope it will help
you use other applications too.

> > tell me (a) how to save the contents of the interaction buffer, or (b) how
> > to save the console output.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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