[R] Use of example()

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Oct 2 15:11:40 CEST 2000

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> 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?

That's not a feature of example per se, but applies to all R output.  I
presume that you mean the graphics output, as the text output is
scrollable (if you use the Windows GUI or a scrollable terminal).  Try 
par(ask=TRUE) to get the graphics to pause before each graph.

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