[R] VERY TINY question: missing function to clear the console?

Jan T. Kim jtk at cmp.uea.ac.uk
Thu Jul 13 13:15:55 CEST 2006

On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 12:47:09PM +0200, Hans-Joerg Bibiko wrote:
> Hi,
> for presentation purposes I would like to clear to whole console  
> window (like in a UNIX terminal: 'clear').
> Is there such a function?
> If not, I could image that is not too hard to write such a function.

At the risk of this being a stupid answer: An easy way would be


This should work under unixes that provide the "clear" command, don't know
about windows.

If there is no "clear screen" function in R (I haven't seriously looked
for one), I think one of the reasons for that might be that writing that
in a multi-platform portable way is actually a somewhat more laborious
thing to do than it seems.

Best regards, Jan
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