[R] scan without line numbers?

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 1 07:48:42 CEST 2001

On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:

> When using the function scan(quiet=TRUE) the line numbers are printed.
> Example:
>  > scan(quiet=TRUE)
>  1: 123 [ENTER]
>  2: [ENTER]
>  [1] 123
>  >
> Is it possible to not show the line numbers? I know about readLines() but I
> would like to be able to use the extra features of scan().

This only happens at what R thinks is a terminal in interactive use,
and then I think one does need a distinct prompt to show that
scan is waiting for input.   So, why do you want them suppressed?

As you can use readLines plus scan from text connection, there is an
alternative route.

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