[R] R shell line width

Joshua Wiley jwiley.psych at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 02:13:51 CEST 2011

Hi Mike,

Look at ?options  particularly something like:

options(width = 120)

80 is the default, I believe.  On 1920 pixels I can comfortably get
around 220 (depending on the overhead of the program, full screen,
etc.).  I imagine it would also be possible to run into limitations
from the terminal R is running in, though I do not know that for a



On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:48 PM, Mike P <mike.polyakov at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to apologize in advance if this has already been asked. I
> wasn't able to find any information, either on google or from local
> list search.
> I'm running an R shell from a linux command line, in an xterm window.
> Whenever I print a data frame, only the first couple of columns are
> printed side-by-side, the others are being repositioned below them. It
> seems something is limiting the line width of the output, even though
> there is enough horizontal space to fit each row on a single line.
> For example, this command:
>> data.frame(matrix(1:30,nrow=1))
> prints columns 1-21 on the first line, and the rest 22-30 on the second.
> Is there a way I can configure R to increase the width of my output?
> Thanks.
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Joshua Wiley
Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology
Programmer Analyst II, ATS Statistical Consulting Group
University of California, Los Angeles

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