[R] Saving results from Linux command line

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Fri Aug 24 20:17:14 CEST 2007

There could still be functions that divert a copy of all the output to a 
file, for example.  And indeed there are.

sink("transcript.txt", split=TRUE)


On Fri, 24 Aug 2007, Muenchen, Robert A (Bob) wrote:

> I looked long and hard for that information. Thank you VERY much! -Bob
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Richard M. Heiberger [mailto:rmh at temple.edu]
>> Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 1:52 PM
>> To: Muenchen, Robert A (Bob); r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>> Subject: Re: [R] Saving results from Linux command line
>> There can't be functions in the R language to save the transcript
>> of a session.  In this respect R is a filter.  It takes an input
>> stream of text and returns an output stream of text.  R doesn't
>> remember
>> the streams.  The Windows RGui remembers them.  The ESS *R* buffer
>> remembers
>> them.  Any terminal emulator could in principle remember them.
>> R itself can't.
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Thomas Lumley			Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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