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

Jan van der Laan rhelp at eoos.dds.nl
Thu Sep 15 20:44:31 CEST 2011


Thank you for your answer. I have had another look at the examples (I 
already had before mailing the list), but could find the example you 
mention. Could you perhaps tell me which example I should have a look at?


On 09/15/2011 04:47 PM, Max Kuhn wrote:
> 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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