[R] calling an editor on MAC and Linux
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 14 11:39:01 CEST 2002
On 14 Jun 2002, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk writes:
> > R has an edit command that you could use!
> > edit(file=outFile) is simple and system-independent. 'Nuff said?
> It doesn't work for general file editing (and isn't documented to do
> > edit(file="foo")
> Error in edit(name, file, editor) : An error occurred on line 3
> use a command like
> x <- edit()
> to recover
> ...which is little wonder since "foo" contained an email. It will try
> to eval() the contents, which I don't think is desirable in all cases.
But I thought it was what Niels Waller wanted: maybe I misunderstood.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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