[R-SIG-Mac] query re ">" in Sweave output for Mac input
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Thu Jun 14 01:04:00 CEST 2007
Dear R Mac users,
When writing examples for students, I typically use Sweave to
integrate the R code with the output. R code from Sweave
conventionally is preceded by the prompt character (typically ">").
Although this can be suppressed in Sweave, it seems as if the
conventional style is to include the prompt on every example line.
This leads to a syntax error on every line copied from a Sweave
example directly into R.
Now my question:
Is there some option in the Mac R-Gui that I have missed that allows
me to directly paste Sweave output of commands (i.e., including the
prompt) into R without first editing them out in the editor? I think
that this is possible in Windows (but have only been told that by my
If it is not possible, then what do people think about example code
not including the prompt? It makes it easier to cut and paste from
sample text, but makes it harder to spot the code in the sample text.
(For my web based examples I get around this by color coding the R
commands , but I am worrying about pdf examples).
Thanks for suggestions and help.
William Revelle http://personality-project.org/revelle.html
Department of Psychology http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/psych/
Northwestern University http://www.northwestern.edu/
Use R for statistics: http://personality-project.org/r
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