[R] Cocoa GUI: pasting in R Console yields syntax error
dle at aber.ac.uk
Mon Dec 6 10:23:24 CET 2004
I faced the same problem and it took me some time to spot the origin: I
have no clue where it can come from!( I suspect this happened when I
moved from 1.9.0 to 2.0.0, OS X 1.3...). I know that the built in R
editor is very handy: what I do is a "more myfile.r" on the terminal to
check if there are weird characters and then delete then directly with
the R editor. Not very efficient I reckon: OS X gurus may have another
On 6 Dec 2004, at 08:33, Anthony Westerling wrote:
> 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
> no errors.
> 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?
> Anthony Westerling
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