[R-SIG-Mac] block selection

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Apr 19 00:11:13 CEST 2012

On Apr 18, 2012, at 4:48 PM, holly beale wrote:

> Hi all --
> I don't seem to be able to copy blocks of text from R.app anymore. In
> the past, I was able to hold down the alt/option key while I selected
> a column of text with the mouse. Now the selection reverts to a single
> line when I release the mouse.
> I'm using R version 2.15.0 (2012-03-30) GUI build 1.51 on OSX 10.6.8.
> Thanks in advance for any input, suggestions or confirmation. And
> thanks as always to the folks who keep improving R.app.

I noticed the same disappointing change in GUI console behavior. I  
used to be able to select the leftmost column that had all the ">"'s  
and "+"'s from copied console output, hit <delete>, and get good code.  
Now I either need to use an editor window or a bunch of keystrokes.

David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

[R.app GUI 1.51 (6143) x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0]

R version 2.14.2 (2012-02-29)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit)

[1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] splines   stats     grDevices utils     datasets  graphics   
methods   base

other attached packages:
[1] rms_3.4-0        Hmisc_3.9-2      survival_2.36-12  
sos_1.3-1        brew_1.0-6       lattice_0.20-0

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] cluster_1.14.2 grid_2.14.2    tools_2.14.2

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