[R] cygwin clipboard

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Tue May 21 17:33:07 CEST 2019

I think the "clipboard" filename is handled in the Windows build of R. I don't use the cygwin build of R, so I can't test, but Googling "cygwin clipboard" finds references to "/dev/clipboard" implemented by cygwin independent from R.

I can't let the opportunity pass to strongly recommend avoiding work processes that route data through the clipboard... it is an anti-pattern for reproducibility... and reproducibility leads to incremental process improvement and more defensible results.

On May 21, 2019 7:55:21 AM PDT, Ed Siefker <ebs15242 using gmail.com> wrote:
>I'd like to be able to access the windows clipboard from R under
>> read.table(file="clipboard")
>Error in file(file, "rt") : cannot open the connection
>In addition: Warning message:
>In file(file, "rt") : unable to contact X11 display
>Is this supported in any way?  Thanks
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Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

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