[R] Use of example()

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Oct 2 15:09:53 CEST 2000

Art Salwin <salwin at mitretek.org> writes:

> I've been using R for several months, and just learned
> that example(topic) runs the example R code given in the
> help file
> for that topic.  Very nice feature!  However, I have a
> question:  when
> there's more than one example for a topic, each succeeding
> example
> overwrites the preceding ones on the screen, and so only the
> last
> one is visible.  Is there a way to overcome this by having
> the examples
> execute only one at a time or by having them write to
> different output
> screens?

You mean the graphics? (In text mode, just use the scrollback feature
of your console or xterm - Shift-PgUp in the latter case)

Try setting par(ask=TRUE) and rerun the examples.

There's a reason for not making example() do that itself, namely that
it would fire up a graph window even for text-only example sections.

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