[R] R newbie example code question
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Jan 10 17:31:29 CET 2006
>>>>> "RobMcG" == McGehee, Robert <Robert.McGehee at geodecapital.com>
>>>>> on Tue, 10 Jan 2006 10:55:47 -0500 writes:
RobMcG> Why not just copy and paste the examples from the help pages? No need to
RobMcG> type anything.
RobMcG> However, if you'd like to run the entire help section for a function,
RobMcG> check out the example function, i.e.:
Hmm, since this thread seems to perpetuate ..
let me take the opportunity to explain how enormously nicely (:-)
this is achieved in ESS (Emacs Speaks Statistics):
1) ?plot opens a separate emacs buffer with the help page.
2) and emacs gains a separate "ESS-help" menu.
3) From that menu you can learn that you can very quickly move
around in the help buffer using "n"(ext) and "p"(revious) or
skip to a section via "s <letter>."
Now the most used keystroke in ESS help buffers I use is
"s e" := "[S]kip to the [E]xamples section".
4) Inside the examples section, 'l' (single lowercase "L" for [L]ine)
sends single lines to the running *R* process, or 'r' sends a
whole [R]egion (that you typically have marked with the mouse).
Since it seems that there are ESS users who don't know about
this feature, I'm also CCing this to ESS-help.
(and yes, I could go on: You can also send code from the
examples when *editing* the *.Rd (R help) files ...)
Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Leeds [mailto:Mleeds at kellogggroup.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 1:20 PM
> To: R-Stat Help
> Subject: [R] R newbie example code question
> Sometimes I print out a package
> and read about it and there
> are sometimes nice examples
> that I would like to run myself.
> Is there a way to bring them
> into R from the package or
> are they only meant to be typed
> in manually ? If manual is the
> only way, that's fine. I was
> just checking whether there was
> a quicker way. Thanks.
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