[R] printing to the console in color

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 24 07:45:20 CEST 2008

If this is RGui on Windows, no.  It supports only two colours of text 
(which you can set in the preferences dialiog box).

More generally, you send the appopriate escapes to your console to change 
colour, and the console/terminal documentation will tell you what those 

On Wed, 23 Apr 2008, Applejus wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there a function that would allow me to print things in different colors
> to the CONSOLE, say one line in blue and another line in green?
> Right now, the print() function only prints in navy blue...
> Thanks!
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