[R] odfWeave: Combining multiple output statements in a function

Max Kuhn mxkuhn at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 16:47:59 CEST 2011

There are examples in the package directory that explain this.

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 8:16 AM, Jan van der Laan <rhelp at eoos.dds.nl> wrote:
> What is the correct way to combine multiple calls to odfCat, odfItemize,
> odfTable etc. inside a function?
> As an example lets say I have a function that needs to write two paragraphs
> of text and a list to the resulting odf-document (the real function has much
> more complex logic, but I don't think thats relevant). My first guess would
> be:
> exampleOutput <- function() {
>   odfCat("This is the first paragraph")
>   odfCat("This is the second paragraph")
>   odfItemize(letters[1:5])
> }
> However, calling this function in my odf-document only generates the last
> list as only the output of the odfItemize function is returned by
> exampleOutput. How do I combine the three results into one to be returned by
> exampleOutput?
> I tried to wrap the calls to the odf* functions into a print statement:
> exampleOutput2 <- function() {
>   print(odfCat("This is the first paragraph"))
>   print(odfCat("This is the second paragraph"))
>   print(odfItemize(letters[1:5]))
> }
> In another document this seemed to work, but in my current document strange
> odf-output is generated.
> Regards,
> Jan
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