[R] Problem with geterrmessage()
fisher at plessthan.com
Thu Feb 22 22:01:37 CET 2018
Thanks — I revised the code to:
ERRORMESSAGE <- try(source(USERSCRIPTFILE, local=T), silent=T)
print(ERRORMESSAGE) now returns:
Not clear what to make of that.
Dennis Fisher MD
P < (The "P Less Than" Company)
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> On Feb 22, 2018, at 12:45 PM, luke-tierney at uiowa.edu wrote:
> Only the default error handler puts the error message in a buffer
> where it can be retrieved with geterrmessage. try() replaces the
> default error handler. Either look at the value returned by try() or
> use tryCatch with conditionMessage.
> On Thu, 22 Feb 2018, Dennis Fisher wrote:
>> R 3.4.3
>> OS X
>> I have a 20K line script in which I encounter an unexpected problem.
>> If the script detects presence of a particular file USERCODE.txt, it executes:
>> If that file is not present, the script executes without a problem.
>> There might be syntax errors in USERCODE.txt; therefore, the code above is embedded in a try command:
>> try(source(“USERCODE.txt", local=T), silent=T)
>> followed by:
>> ERRORMESSAGE <- geterrmessage()
>> For unclear reasons, an earlier command is yielding an error message:
>> unused argument (\"\\n\")
>> Despite identifying the exact source of that error, I can’t fix it (and it is of no consequence).
>> Ideally, I would like to clear out the pre-existing error message immediately before the “try” command (or perhaps at that particular location where it is being created) — but I can’t figure out how to do so.
>> Any suggestions would be welcome.
>> Dennis Fisher MD
>> P < (The "P Less Than" Company)
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