[R] pause in function execution

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Mon Feb 9 23:51:18 CET 2009

On 09/02/2009 5:07 PM, Fuchs Ira wrote:
> I would like to have a function which gets data, does a calculation  
> and prints a result and then waits some number of seconds and  
> repeats.  If I use Sys.sleep, the execution is pausing but the  
> function output is buffered so that it all comes out when the function  
> terminates.  How can I get output while the function continues to  
> execute?

Turn off buffering.  In Windows, this is a menu item. Presumably it's 
possible on whatever platform you're using.

Duncan Murdoch

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