[R] Cocoa GUI: pasting in R Console yields syntax error
leroy at ucsd.edu
Mon Dec 6 09:33:59 CET 2004
I've recently upgraded to R-2.0.1 on a Mac running OS X 10.3+
I am using the new Cocoa-based GUI. Everything was working well for a
while. In the middle of an R session, I started "suddenly" to have a
problem where code copied from an open editor window and pasted into
the R Console gives a syntax error. It doesn't matter what the code
is. If the same exact text is typed into the console directly, I get
I tried quitting the R session and restarting. The problem did not go
I tried using a different editor, instead of the built-in editor.
After opening the file with my R code in it in AlphaX instead of the
built-in editor, I could see that the text typed most recently ( ie,
since the problem started) had a character that looked like an open
square or box at the start of most lines. I deleted these and can't
see any other extraneous symbols in AlphaX. However, I still get
syntax errors when trying to paste code that was originally typed in
using the built-in editor. If I retype the same thing in the same file
using AlphaX, one line below the original, then copy and paste into the
R console, it executes without generating syntax errors.
So, it looks like something odd is going on with the built-in editor?
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