[R] continuation lines in R script files
cooch17 at verizon.net
Wed Sep 6 22:20:24 CEST 2006
When I have to enter a very large matrix into the R console, I can make
use of the continuation feature in the console to enter the matrix in
pieces (e.g., on a row by row basis). So, for example, the console
would show the "+" sign for continuation lines - something like what
I've written below:
(obviously, for a matrix this small - 3x3 - I could enter it all on a
single line, this is just to demonstrate)
My question is - how do you accomplish the same thing in an R script
file? I've tried literally copying the preceding - syntax error at the
second line. I've also tried
Again, syntax error, at the second line...
After multiple searches for 'continuation line', with no luck
(everything I found refers to the R console, no a script file), I'll ask
here. Basically, I want to know how to get an R script to handle a
structure entered over multiple lines (e.g., a matrix). This is default
behaviour in .m files in Matlab, and most other environments I've ever
worked in (e.g., SAS looks for the ; to indicate end of a line).
Thanks in advance...
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