[R] scan function

Phil Spector spector at stat.berkeley.edu
Wed Nov 24 00:06:40 CET 2010

Martin -




to see scan's help file, which includes:

    quiet: logical: if ‘FALSE’ (default), scan() will print a line,
           saying how many items have been read.

So adding quiet=TRUE to your call to scan will suppress the message.

 					- Phil Spector
 					 Statistical Computing Facility
 					 Department of Statistics
 					 UC Berkeley
 					 spector at stat.berkeley.edu

On Wed, 24 Nov 2010, Martin Knapp wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm using R2.8.1 in windows vista and the scan function to load in my
> data. That works all fine except that I get a message after the scan
> function finishes. It tells me how many items the function has read.
> For example "Read 202035 items". That would not be a problem but this
> is printed in the stderr stream which causes a problem in a different
> software I run the r scipt in. I have no way to influence this other
> software. Any suggestions how to avoid  this message getting printed.
> I tried optionsoptions(warn=-1) which obviously dos not work because
> it is not a warning but options(show.error.messages=F) does not work
> either.
> Thanks for your help
> Christoph
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