[R] cygwin clipboard

Abby Spurdle @purd|e@@ @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu May 23 02:57:27 CEST 2019

> I'd like to be able to access the windows clipboard from R under Cygwin.
> Is this supported in any way?  Thanks

Hi Ed

You can access the Windows clipboard under Cygwin.
I ran R within Cygwin.
I was able to use read.table (file="clipboard") for both plain text and
Excel tables.

> #table copied from excel
> tbl = read.table (file="clipboard", TRUE)
> tbl
  A B  C  D
1 1 5  9 13
2 2 6 10 14
3 3 7 11 15
4 4 8 12 16

Note that when copying plain text you may need to include a final newline

The X11() message is suspicious.
I'm wondering what type of object you're trying to copy...?


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