[R] How can I comment out whole chunks of code?

baptiste auguie ba208 at exeter.ac.uk
Wed Sep 24 23:17:39 CEST 2008

just a thought: you might want to have a look at the brew package (R- 
forge). Instead of source()ing the document in the R console, you'd  
use brew(). By default, any text is considered a comment, only lines  
contained between <% %> will be run as R code.


On 24 Sep 2008, at 21:03, Mark Na wrote:

> Hello,
> I know this has been discussed, but I haven't found an answer in the  
> archives. Basically, I'd like to be able to comment out chunks of  
> code (which may or may not be syntactically correct) without having  
> to put the # symbol in front of each line (and, if possible, without  
> having to adopt a new text editor).
> My current R setup (XP) is very simple. I always have three windows  
> open: the R console, my working directory, and a Notepad window  
> containing my program. Adopting Tinn-R would probably solve this  
> problem, but for simplicity I'd rather not move beyond Notepad (if  
> possible).
> Thanks for any help you can provide,
> Mark
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