[R] Turning off continuation prompt?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Mon Jul 30 23:23:16 CEST 2012

On 30.07.2012 15:36, Robert Baer wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:58:09 +0100 (BST) (Ted Harding)
> <Ted.Harding at wlandres.net> wrote:
>>> Greetings All.
>>> My apologies for a question whose answer is probably
>>> readily available somewhere (for some interpetation
>>> of "somewhere") ...
>>> Say I have just typed (from a sheet of paper) several
>>> lines into the R command-line, and what I see is:
>>>> chisq.test(matrix(c(3,6,3,4,4,
>>> +                     4,1,4,6,5,
>>> +                     2,7,4,2,5,
>>> +                     8,2,4,4,2,
>>> +                     3,4,5,4,4),ncol=5))
>>> Later, I find that would like to re-input the data part
>>> of this command ("matrix(c(...)...)"). Without the "+"
>>> continuation prompts, it would be easy to do this by
>>> copy&paste with the mouse in one operation. With the "+"
>>> marks there, I have to do the copy&paste for each separate line.
>>> So is there a way to suppress the output of the "+" at the
>>> beginning of each continuation line?
> At some level of complexity it is worth thinking of using a programming
> front end to R rather than the basic GUI.  I have really benefited from
> downloading RStudio myself, but there are any number of other choices
> that might be suited to your needs as well. Knowing how long you have
> been around this list, you probably can name more than I.

Or just see ?options and its argument "continue".

Uwe Ligges

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