[R] help: how to save outputs from an analysis?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Oct 17 18:44:41 CEST 2000

On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, Thomas Lumley wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Oct 2000 Pan_Yuming at aam.de wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > i just started with R
> > I could not find out how to get the output from an analysis saved into a
> > file. for example, i could view a summary by keying in summary(***) after i
> > run a regression analysis. but how could i save that summary into a text
> > file?
> If you type
>   > sink("outputfile")
> all output will be sent to "outputfile" until you type
>   > sink("")
> to get it back on screen.
> A much better way to do this is to run R under Emacs using ESS, where
> everything ends up in an Emacs editing buffer.  You can do this on Unix
> and on Windows 9x and NT, but not currently on Win2000.

But if you are on Windows you can save the whole console record to a file,
or cut-and-paste sections.  (And that's what I do on Unix, too.)

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