[R-SIG-Mac] Re: [R] Cocoa GUI: pasting in R Console yields syntax
Rob J Goedman
goedman at mac.com
Mon Dec 6 17:07:44 CET 2004
Hi Anthony and David,
Can we please move this discussion to R-SIG-Mac. Most R GUI questions
are posted on that list.
Is it possible either of you send me a copy of a file with the weird
characters in it. Just a few
lines should do it. Early on we had a few of these issues with non-Unix
in editors, e.g. MAC lines are typically CR terminated, or Window lines
by CRLF. But Simon solved all of these a while ago.
Which version of R are you using (2.0.1 from CRAN or the nightly build
On Dec 6, 2004, at 1:23 AM, David Enot wrote:
> I faced the same problem and it took me some time to spot the origin:
> I have no clue where it can come from!( I suspect this happened when I
> moved from 1.9.0 to 2.0.0, OS X 1.3...). I know that the built in R
> editor is very handy: what I do is a "more myfile.r" on the terminal
> to check if there are weird characters and then delete then directly
> with the R editor. Not very efficient I reckon: OS X gurus may have
> another solution!
> On 6 Dec 2004, at 08:33, Anthony Westerling wrote:
>> I've recently upgraded to R-2.0.1 on a Mac running OS X 10.3+
>> I am using the new Cocoa-based GUI. Everything was working well for
>> a while. In the middle of an R session, I started "suddenly" to have
>> a problem where code copied from an open editor window and pasted
>> into the R Console gives a syntax error. It doesn't matter what the
>> code is. If the same exact text is typed into the console directly,
>> I get no errors.
>> I tried quitting the R session and restarting. The problem did not
>> go away.
>> I tried using a different editor, instead of the built-in editor.
>> After opening the file with my R code in it in AlphaX instead of the
>> built-in editor, I could see that the text typed most recently ( ie,
>> since the problem started) had a character that looked like an open
>> square or box at the start of most lines. I deleted these and can't
>> see any other extraneous symbols in AlphaX. However, I still get
>> syntax errors when trying to paste code that was originally typed in
>> using the built-in editor. If I retype the same thing in the same
>> file using AlphaX, one line below the original, then copy and paste
>> into the R console, it executes without generating syntax errors.
>> So, it looks like something odd is going on with the built-in editor?
>> Anthony Westerling
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